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Big Kid Discipline and Separation Anxiety

Q: Can you recommend a good discipline strategy for 10-year-olds? A: Yes, in one word: consequences.When parents are first trying to diffuse temper tantrums and other toddler and preschool misbehavior, the positive language of “choice” is very effective. With an…

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Writing is Fun!

With supplies from around the house and their imaginations, your kids can craft these fun pencil toppers and get ready to head back to school! What you need: Paper towel or toilet paper tube, or other cardboard material Construction paper…

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June 2010 Publisher’s Page

I keep hearing it, and I know it’s true, but it’s so scary to think about. “You think you’re busy with a 1- and 3-year-old,” friends say, “just wait until they’re 8 and 10!” I watch families with older kids…

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know?

Every once in a while, we’ll find a local Richmonder we’d all like to know a bit more about. Same questions each time, and the answers are just for you. This month, we talked to Richmond Kickers’ veteran goalkeeper Ronnie…

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7 Tricks for Families

No holiday captures the imagination of a child quite like Halloween. Candy! Costumes! Roaming the streets in the dark! It’s no wonder Halloween is considered the most frightening holiday of the year. Frankly, before becoming a parent, I would not…

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