Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Rainy Day Projects for Parents and Toddlers

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Rainy Day Projects for Parents and Toddlers
Home improvement and cleaning are fun family activities — yes, really

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It’s raining and pouring, and your toddler’s not snoring. Don’t let a few raindrops put a crimp in your plans. Instead, use this time to teach your toddler something new and spend some quality time together with a rainy-day project. “Children gain confidence when they can do, or participate in, the things that adults do,” says Lisa Kathleen, Canada–based founder of Full Circle Parenting and former Montessori teacher. “Competence builds confidence.” Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Apologize

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Teaching Children to Apologize
How to get kids to say ‘I’m sorry’ — and mean it

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It’s bound to happen — your child acts out, offends another person or refuses to share with others. When your child misbehaves, she may know the behavior is wrong but doesn’t know how to make amends. Therefore, it’s necessary for parents to teach children the importance of apologies. Continue reading

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Teaching Children Not to Argue

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Teaching Children Not to Argue
How to help your kids work it out peacefully

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If you constantly hear cries of “she took my toy” and “he pulled my hair” from your children, don’t fret. Disagreements are bound to occur; however, you can teach your children conflict-resolution strategies to avoid constant bickering. “Parents and other adults need to teach children how to get what they need and want responsibly and respectfully without interfering with other people’s ability to get what they need and want,” says Nancy Buck, Denver-based psychologist and author of “Peaceful Parenting.” Continue reading

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Games for Taking Turns for Toddlers

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Games for Taking Turns for Toddlers
Peek-a-boo, building blocks and more ways to teach your little one how to give and take

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It has finally happened — your toddler is throwing tantrums and refusing to share with his friends and siblings. Though you chalk it up to the terrible twos or threes, it’s not too early to teach him the importance of give and take. Continue reading

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