Toddler

How to Socialize the Anti-social: TODDLER PLAYDATES

How to Socialize the Anti-social: TODDLER PLAYDATES By Libby Hudson Lydecker Toddlers. The terrible two’s. Our tiny bosses from hell. Those adorable bundles of chaos and love in non stop motion. Take the energy of a puppy, the patience of a monkey combined with the communication skills of a moody cat and you have a handful on wheels. And when a mom friend suggests you get your two little people together for a social interaction in the form of a playdate, you think, “What could go wrong?” Anyone who has ever endured a toddler playdate from hell will tell you:...

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself When Finding a Nanny.

8 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN FINDING A NANNY (Understand what works in the caregiver search)   By Libby Hudson Lydecker Having a nanny or caregiver during the early years of your child’s life is a great blessing and an enormous help in the before school years where they need constant care. Finding someone outside the family to care for your child requires a very careful screening process. It is an important and intimate relationship and must be considered from a number of different angles. Here are some key questions to ask of the nanny and of yourself, before hiring...

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Is Spanking Bullying Our Kids

IS SPANKING BULLYING OUR KIDS? By Libby Hudson Lydecker “If we truly believe that our kids should not hit each other, we must really look at the hypocrisy of using corporal punishment as a form of deterrent or as a consequence of wrong action.” We teach our kids that hitting and violence is wrong. We reprimand them when they do it and yet, there is still great debate as to whether spanking is still an acceptable method of punishment. If we truly believe that our kids should not hit each other, we must really look at the hypocrisy of...

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