Twins are Double the Trouble!

Being the parent of twins can be twice the challenge and at the same time twice the joy. Contrary to popular myth they are not all alike, but can still be double the trouble sometimes for their parents. Here’s one…

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How does kindergarten make you feel?

In today’s Orange County (California) Register, columnist Jenny Sokol, doesn’t shy away from how she feels now that her last child is going to kindergarten. She feels free at last! Her description of how she feels includes, “Skipping to the…

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School Drop Off…Why Kids Cry from Kindergarten to College!

This is the time of the year when parents start to worry about how their kids will react that first day of school. If they are starting kindergarten or heading off to college it is most certainly an emotionally packed…

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Kids Following Rules…A Success Story!

Richard and I wanted to share our success story with you. Almost immediately after we met with you we saw a change in ourselves as parents and our 4 year old, Carter. As you suggested we began building our “Family…

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Success Teaching Empathy

Success Magazine ‘s November issue will hit the newsstands on October 2nd. This issue will include an article for parents on how to successfully teach their kids empathy. Here’s a sneak preview of my contribution to the discussion about the…

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Baby Borrowers Finale

After watching the ‘town hall’ final segment of this voyeuristic entertainment T. V. show I thought I would join in with other professional parent educators. Look what I found out… ZERO to THREE, The National Association for the Education of…

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Spanking… Why it Doesn’t Work!

Spanking is so misunderstood. For decades spanking has been defined as a discipline technique. Spanking has nothing to do with discipline; it is a punishment technique. Discipline teaches a child how to behave so they can change and punishment only…

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Are your kids watching too much T.V. this summer?

Talk to me. I am very curious to know if you think your kids are watching too much T.V. What do you think is too much T.V. (30 minutes a day or three hours a day)? Why do your kids…

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You’re about to become an “Empty Nester”

It was nine years ago when my first-born left for college. I remember it vividly. With colleges about to start some of you may relate to my feelings and get some comfort knowing that you are so not alone. Some…

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What You Do as Parents Means More Than What You Say!

Dear Dr. Ann, I participated in one of your trainings at the Parents As Teachers Conference this year. Your suggestions, ideas and comments impressed me. I have 6-year-old daughter. In March 2006 she began to have severe separation anxiety. It…

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