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Toddlers and Praise and Rewards…Oh My!

The BEST motivator for a child is this sense of accomplishment and pride.  I remember each of my children seeking me out at award assemblies at school or looking back to see if I was watching when they were able to ride a bike.  Smiling ear to ear, so proud of what they had accomplished.   As a parent, the BEST REWARDS you can give your child are PRAISE and affection for every little success or a job well done. Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Foster Independence in Your Toddler

“I can do it myself, Mama”, those are words that fill my heart with motherly pride and also, make me a little sad that my baby girl isn’t a baby anymore. Discovering independence is a natural part of growing up … Continue reading

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