Content Tagged "bartlebyboundaries"

  • Parents’ Needs MATTER!—The Art of Self-Care and Respectful Parenting
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    Your baby takes SO long to fall asleep every night and isn’t napping. You’re so tired, but you don’t want her to cry!

    It seems like your toddler ALWAYS wants to be held! You can’t even get a minute to use the bathroom.

    Your two-year-old has never been a “good sleeper” and you

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  • I Accept The Mess: What Setting Limits Looks Like
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    Crying, tantrums, whining, hitting, yelling – it’s all hard.  I’ve worked to accept all these feelings from my children, and yet, it’s still messy.   That’s the way it’s supposed to be – unpredictable, uncomfortable, inconvenient, and definitely messy. My 3 ½-year-old daughter is

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  • Why “Choosing Your Battles” May Not Be An Effective Parenting Strategy
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    Doubt can plague parents. Are you too strict?  Too permissive? Do you know which things are important to set limits on? Or do you just choose your battles and let the small stuff slide?  Where is the middle ground on limit setting that will help your child become the confident, respectful, and

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  • Setting Respectful Limits for Toddlers (with Confidence and Love)
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    I have been thinking a lot about limits over the past few days. After a week of being a single parent while DH was on vacation with friends, things with J were running pretty smoothly. I went the entire week without losing it once or even really ever getting frustrated

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