Behavioral issues

are not uncommon—but can test any parent’s patience! The first step in helping children become aware of the impact of their behavior and learn to get along with others is through consistent communication about what is okay to do, and what isn’t. Encouraging positive changes in behavior in age-appropriate ways can help children become mindful and build good habits that will help them succeed in school and life.

A Time for Time-Outs?

A Time for Time-Outs? “They broke the door,” I announced to my spouse as we surveyed the long crack in the wood, the result of our 3-year-old twins’ most recent joint tantrum. Using a plastic toy, they had apparently leveraged the door off at the hinges within a...

The Day I Let Go

The Day I Let GoAfter five years as a working mom, I hit the wall. Actually, the wall hit me. Tired beyond words from a demanding job and two even more demanding toddlers, I began to berate myself: “It’s 7 p.m. and you haven’t even started homework or dinner. Not only...

Tips for Visiting Museums

Tips for Visiting Museums

Tips for Visiting MuseumsMuseum Tips For the list of Los Angeles County museums click here Be Prepared A trip to the museum can be very rewarding and fun, but also tiresome for kids who are not prepared. Our advice? Make sure that your child has had plenty of rest...

Is Your Kid a Jerk? You’re Not Alone

Is Your Kid a Jerk? You’re Not Alone

Is Your Kid a Jerk? You’re Not AloneSometimes, there are just no answers to children’s behavioral problems. I’d love to tell you a story about my preschooler and his history of acting out by hitting, kicking and biting … and then wrap it up with a nice, educational...

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