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The Art of Toddler Negotiation

The Art of Toddler Negotiation...

At the time of this posting my daughter just turned 2 years old and she is fully embracing the “terrible 2″ phase. It’s almost like she was reading a magazine article written by another toddler that inspired her to begin consistently using the word “No”, refusing to eat or drink things that she normally loves, disobeying every command and reprimand given by her parents, and fighting like...
NYT: For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spanking

NYT: For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spankin...

I recently read an interesting New York Times article entitled “For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spanking” by Hilary Stout, where the author observes how parents now tend to use yelling as a preferable form of discipline over spanking or hitting. As fathers, I think for most tend to assume the role of disciplinarian in the family.  When I was a child my mother constantly repeated the phrase, “Just...

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