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Handling defiant kindergartner

Our son who is in kindergarten has just begun to be very defiant. His teacher recently took a maternity leave and there's a new one. Is this a part of it? How should we handle it?My husband and I learned the hard way that the more defiant our 6-year-old son became the harder we came down on him just made things worse. The stricter we became the more he acted out and took his time about doing anything we asked him to do. Plus, he didn't do anything like he was supposed to. Everything was done…See More
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Laura Davis posted a discussion

Over-sensitive 20-month-old

Our 20-month-old daughter constantly starts crying over just about anything, but especially if we discipline her. What's the best way to handle this?Our daughter went through this at around 22-months. She kept using the word bite when she became upset. We never found out if a bug, dog or whatever had bitten her, but she became pretty terrified. Finally, when it got way out of hand, our pediatrician suggested we get her a new best stuffed pal. She suggested that we take it everywhere we went…See More
May 15
Laura Davis posted a discussion

How to handle a whopper

Our eight-year-old daughter is constantly lying to us about random topics. Since she is an only child, at first we thought she was making use of her imagination but now it is really becoming a problem. How should we handle this?Our nine-year-old daughter told some whoppers; she felt that she was not as good at art as some of her classmates. When other kids start making wise cracks about another one's abilities, lies seem to be the route to take to help themselves feel better about whatever. It…See More
May 8
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Get Kindergarten-Ready at Camp READY! This Summer

Learning Resource Center's Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills…See More
May 4
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Mother's Day gift ideas

My mom passed away when I was nine. The three people who helped raise me were my grandmother, an aunt and an older sister. These are my moms. I am now twenty-two and have a job and would like to get them special Mother's Day gifts that I can actually pay for myself for the first time. All of us enjoy the outdoors but I don't know what to buy. Any ideas would be great.My mom passed away early too. I did not have any siblings but lived with my grandmother and my aunt. These two ladies made sure…See More
May 1
Laura Davis posted a discussion

What to do about head-banging

My two-year-old is constantly banging his head on things when he gets upset. I don't get it. Why is he doing this and how do I stop it?My 18-month-old daughter will occasionally bang her head. I notice it most often when she is put into her crib at night when it's time for her to go to sleep. Our pediatrician said it was a way for her to comfort herself and to just keep an eye on the situation. He said as long as she does not harm herself, just to let her do it. However, it did get worse and we…See More
Apr 24

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Handling defiant kindergartner

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn on Tuesday.

How to handle a whopper

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn May 8.

Mother's Day gift ideas

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn May 1.

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.

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