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Why We Don’t Do Time Outs

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Why We Don’t Do Time Outs
Time-Outs can fuel a power struggle which usually ends in children upset and parent angry. We try to avoid power struggles as much as possible by offering choices or not worrying about the small things. Also with time outs it removes the child from the situation instead of teaching them to work through those feelings and talk about it. 

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How We Ditched The Soother

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How We Ditched The Soother
How we helped get rid of our daughters soother in 2 nights. Featuring a story from the soother fairy.

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5 Tips on Positive Discipline for Toddlers

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5 Tips on Positive Discipline for Toddlers

The transition from Baby to Toddler is interesting. Your toddler is understanding more of what you say, they are exploring more, and they are starting to test their limits. Here are 5 tips on positive discipline to help during this transition that you can use as they grow!   1. Set limits and follow through When your toddler starts to test their limits by climbing on a table or throwing toys let them know what your expectations are. For example, our daughter loved to climb on the table. Our expectation was that her feet needed to stay on the floor....

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5 Ideas for March Break

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5 Ideas for March Break

This is our first March Break home with our Monster. Last year we headed south to Myrtle Beach but this year we are braving the cold and wet and hoping for the best. Jesse is taking the week off to spend at home and we are hoping that this list will help! We have compiled a list of a few ideas to help keep the kids busy during March Break. These ideas are either free or low cost. We look forward to hearing from you on what you did for March Break! These can all be done at home or...

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Our Monster's Favourite Hamilton Parks

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Our Monster's Favourite Hamilton Parks

We go to a lot of parks! It seems that every week we are at one of our favourites and trying out new parks as well. Our Monster loves to climb, swing, hang and run so a park is a perfect place to do all of that at the same time! Here is a list of her 5 favourite parks and why! 1. Confederation Park - This play structure is fairly new and has a shipwreck theme to it. There is lots to do and see that doesn't cost money. The play structure allows for children to challenge themselves with...

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