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Laura Davis posted a discussion

Alternatives for good behavior other than candy

When I go to the mall, I take my toddler in his stroller. I see other moms with their kids and constantly hear them bribe them with candy if they stay in the stroller and stop whining or whatever. I was wondering if it was too terribly bad to actually offer candy for good behavior if they only have it once or twice a week?This is called positive reinforcement. For good behavior, they get a reward. It should be fine if your son only gets candy once a week. - Rob Cruzen in Wildwood, MOFROM…See More
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Divert focus of nose picker

My three-year-old son is a nose picker. We just can't seem to break him from this habit and it's embarrassing when he does it in public. It's to the point now that we think he may be doing it on purpose because he laughs and runs away when we tell him to stop. What should we do?When I was a kid, my grandmother put a little dab of hot sauce on the finger I used for picking my nose. It was the last straw when I just wouldn't stop. The hot sauce worked but it left me screaming as well. If you're…See More
Mar 17
Tim Serdynski posted an event

Pinwheels in the Park 2017 at Joker Marchant Stadium

April 8, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm
Come celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Awareness with us as the Lakeland Flying Tigers play the Tampa Yankees. The night will start with games, bounce houses, face painting, prizes, & more! Get your tickets at: www.lakelandflyingtigers.com or at the gate!See More
Mar 17
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Put your health first

My daughter-in-law expects me to keep my three grandchildren every Saturday and they go home Sunday around 3 PM. I realize this gives her and my son time to do errands and to also have a little alone time, but the kids, ages 3, 5 and 7 are exhausting. I don't want to be a mean grandmother but it's just getting too much for me. How is the best way to bring this up without sounding petty or selfish?If you can't discuss this with your daughter-in-law, maybe you'll feel more comfortable talking to…See More
Mar 10
Amarilys Rivera posted a discussion

Moving to Florida

Hi, I'm from Pennsylvania and I have 5 kids which one of them is Autistic, another one has ADHD combined and a girl with ADHD combined and dyslexia. I'm so planning on moving to the Polk county area since my mom bought a house in that county. A lot of people has been telling me that is a mistake since I won't be able to get the help my kids need and the home therapy for my Autistic son. I would like some opinions or advise from people who has special need kids and of course who lives in the…See More
Mar 2
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Feb 21
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Feb 21




Put your health first

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Mar 10.

Moving to Florida

Started by Amarilys Rivera in Announcements and Introductions Mar 2.

Potty training twins

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Feb 20.

Boys can play with dolls

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Jan 24.

Know it all teens

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Jan 16.

Show and tell older kids

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Dec 27, 2016.


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