My Play Date

The play date isn’t going well.  They fight over toys.  One doesn’t want to play the other’s game.  It’s time for a change of venue. When they were toddlers it was easy.  We chose parents

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Leader of no one

Sometimes we get more of what we want by letting others be the star

Leader of no one

Kubla wants to play soldier.  The girl he’s playing with wants to play hide and seek.  Neither can convince the other.  It looks like the play date might need to end early. I call Kubla

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Did you try not to?

Take responsibility for your actions

Try not to

Crumbs are all over the floor.  A sticky fingered boy starts to walk away. “Kubla, where do you think you are going? Did you look at the floor?!”  He looks down, not entirely convinced there’s

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The Whining Game

I’m always happy to talk things out.  We encourage Kubla to negotiate boundaries.  But whining—we do everything we can to stamp it out.  Including playing with him not getting what he wants. “I want a

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Kidorable parenting interview with demi

    Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s interview with Demi, celebrated author and illustrator of over 300 books for children. I’m Jonathan Domsky, blogger, parenting coach and co-founder of Kidorable. Demi’s books have been a

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Baby bites

Spit it out if you don't like it

Baby bites

Kubla goes to a friend’s house for a play date. They invite him to stay for dinner. The second he comes home, he asks for a snack. “A snack? Didn’t you just have dinner?” “I

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In the way

Is it possible to do things together instead?

In the way

I like to lift weights at home. It saves me a trip to the gym. Three year old Kubla wants to help. I’m afraid he’s going to get crushed by a dumbbell. Liping tries to

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