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But What About My Toddler?Connected Families top articles about toddlers and discipline

At Connected Families we are often asked, “How does your  framework apply to toddlers when they seem too young to understand but are certainly showing...

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Welcoming a New Sibling into the FamilyIt doesn’t have to cause resentment!

  Adding a sibling can be a rough transition for the whole family, especially for children. You may imagine how fun it will be to...

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To Unlock Your Child’s Heart, Just Ask for the Key!

  If you are reading this, you probably want your kids to know how much you love them. And you probably tell them often that...

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Should I make my kids share?How to grow truly generous hearts

Left to their own devices, toddlers form “rules of possession” that can last a lifetime if not understood and addressed by parents. Does this list...

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It’s Not Defiance — It’s Science!

Pretty much every kid loves to experiment with chaos: dropping food, smearing things, investigating cupboards or containers, throwing toys — you name it, a toddler...

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Danger, Obedience, and Teaching Kids Traffic Safety

“What does Connected Families teach about obedience?” Hannah, who was exasperated with her defiant preschooler’s flighty behavior in a parking lot, explained the context for...

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Feeling Stuck? Move Toward the Struggling Child.

  Parents often find themselves at a loss when kids are particularly discouraged or struggling. It can begin to feel hopeless when everything you’ve tried...

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A Creative Dad’s Tip for Teaching Sharing

Recently we wrote about helping kids value sharing. If your child needs some practice sharing, and you want some practical ideas, consider following in the...

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Teach Kids to Be Responsible for Their Own Actions

  When our kids hurt their siblings, our sense of justice compels us to punish them. But sometimes punishment is not the best way to...

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A Creative Alternative to Those Endless Reminders…

  Big sister Bella bounces and crashes her way through life with Tigger-like abandon, unaware of the impact of her big movements and energy on...

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