Stop Children’s Fighting Over Toys

May 9, 2013

When parents buy a toy for their children, we have visions of happy, smiling children enjoying the toy. Ideally, all the children in one family will share toys, especially if it would be too expensive to buy one for each child. Too often though, children end up fighting over the toys; they are miserable while […]

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The Powder Girls and My Little Brother

March 18, 2013

My younger brother Tony had not seen our mother for many years until I broke the news to him she was dying of cancer. He had been separated from his wife for a time but gathered his wife and daughter and made the eight-hour trip to our mother’s home. I waited anxiously with two of […]

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Getting Your Child Ready For a New Sibling

March 2, 2013

Adam never was really into sharing things. When his cousins would visit, his way of greeting them was to explain what was his, followed by “Don’t Touch!” Inevitably it would lead to a showdown in which I’d have to pry a toy he hasn’t even looked at since he was an infant from his arms, […]

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Baby Bear Helps Out

August 17, 2010

Recently, I had one of those parenting moments when I was witness to a memorable, touching exchange between two of my three sons that made me think, “oh yeah, that’s why I had more than one child.” It was a scene that I will always remember but I am fairly sure it has already been […]

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I’m A Big Brother! Adjusting to a New Baby

July 1, 2009

If you want your children to adjust to a new baby, there are some specific areas you have to be careful about, and some specific things you can do. The following are five tips for helping older siblings adjust to life with baby: 1. Plan for baby. The more you plan the better the adjustment […]

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Tips on Helping Older Siblings Adjust to Life with Baby

June 30, 2009

Having a new baby in the house can be a big change for everyone, but it generally affects older siblings more, as they start to get less attention. The following is a few tips for how to help older siblings adjust to life with baby without resentment, etc. 1. Include them. Your baby is a […]

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