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  • 3 P.E.T. Recordings that Might Help You Active Listen and Problem Solve with Kids
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    Here a 3 P.E.T. conversations I had with my kids ALL IN ONE CAR RIDE! I made some errors, but as you can hear I recovered and peace was restored. It was a rough morning! For context – my daughter is 4 and my son is 7. Let me know in the comment section if listening to these was valuable and

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  • Why My Kids Don’t Take Lessons
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    I have always been a believer in readiness in a sense that when children are ready – they will do it. Watching my own children has always confirmed this belief for me.  When they are physically, emotionally and cognitively ready – they will crawl, they will walk, they will talk, they will

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  • Respectful Routines: How (and Why) to Add Routine to Your Sleep-Time Toolkit
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    When baby fights naps

    Like many respectful parents, I started out “baby-led.” That is, I did what my newborn son wanted to do, whenever he wanted to do it. This seemed like the most respectful—and healthiest—way to manage our time. After all, why should my son be on

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  • Book Review: It’s OK Not to Share
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    Have you ever found yourself in a group of other parents, playing with your children, and peer pressure alone makes you direct your child to do something, or avoid something? And then you wonder whether that was really the best thing for your child, or if you’re just reacting to the presumed

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  • Baby on the Move: What Infants Can Do When We Let Them
    5-19-2014 12-51-30 PM
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    My daughter has been experimenting with moving her body her whole life. At six months old she is not yet crawling, but she has now perfected a move I call the creeping roll.

    This move allows her to move quite rapidly from one side of the room to another, and to retrieve any item she wants to explore

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  • This Toddler Is Capable and Determined
    5-12-2014 1-20-15 PM
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    Respectful parent Sue Leong shared this wonderful video with us today.

    In the video, Sue’s 24-month-old daughter “A” works hard to eat with chopsticks. Sue explains that A’s older brother, who is now almost 4, did not receive his first chopsticks until he was 2½ years old

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