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Why do kids have tantrums, and what should you do about it?

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As unpleasant as they are, tantrums are a completely normal part of early childhood: according to the Supernanny website, one in five 2-year-olds may have two or more tantrums a day. (Yikes!) It’s a common behavior among kids ages 1-3, and can still occur for a few more years afterwards.  It makes sense: your child’s physical and intellectual skills are ... Read More »

Is it ever ok to lie to your kids?


  The best way to get folks talking on a Facebook page is to ask them a provocative question, and this morning, I knew this query from our friends at Big City Moms would be a conversation-starter: “What is one white lie you always tell your child?” There are a variety of reasons why parents might fudge the truth a little ... Read More »

What to do when your kid won’t stay in bed

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Sleep expert Amy Lage calls it “Jack-in-the-Box Syndrome”: the phenomenon wherein your little angel, who has had his bath, heard his favorite story, and tucked in beside his favorite nightlight, emerges again and again and again. He needs another glass of water, he needs to go potty again, there is definitely a monster under the bed, and oooh, what are ... Read More »

Is your child ready for potty training? Look out for these signs!


By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development Expert and Stacey Jackson Flammia, MLA, Adult Learning and Development Specialist.  Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA     The million-dollar question: how do I know when my child is ready to use the potty? Do I go by her ... Read More »