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  1. Judy Arnall
    Small house, many children: How to give kids personal space Humans are territorial and want some control over their belongings and the space where they are kept. We love to nest and this is the beginning of that behaviour for children. This begins around age 2 when they begin to learn the...
  2. Judy Arnall
    Think of your child as a special flower in the garden. Remember the seeds given at the beginning of the year. You have been given a special seed that needs its own quantity of water, sun, and special soil conditions. Every seed is different and has different needs for amount and type of parent...
  3. Judy Arnall
    Your baby has been crying for hours in the middle of the night. Nothing will calm her. Finally, she settles in your arms but awakens and screams the minute you set her in her crib. Out of exhaustion, you take her into bed with you and both you and baby snuggle in for a cozy sleep. Except for...
  4. Judy Arnall
    Last Christmas, I had enough of shopping. With five children in the family, even with buying only one present to each other, there would have been 49 gifts to shop, pay for and eventually add to the inevitable mound in the landfill. I announced to my family that we were going to make gifts to...
  5. Judy Arnall
    Busy Bags for All Ages Are you worried about your children's bent necks and poor posture? Do their batteries run out at the wrong time? Concerned that your toddler might drop your smart phone? You don't have to rely on cell-phone applications, portable handheld gaming devices/media players...
  6. Judy Arnall
    As we are heading into back to school season, children may pick up that peer pressure exists in their school either directly or indirectly. Some peer pressure is positive, but some isn't. One of the best lessons they can learn this Fall is how to say "no" to their peers, or even adults that...
  7. Judy Arnall
    The easiest way to grocery shop with kids is NOT TO! Ordering curb-side delivery is a snap and so convenient. However, if there are times that is not possible, here are some ideas for grocery shopping with each age group. Babies Before going, feed, change and play with baby. You want a tired...
  8. Judy Arnall
    How does socialization work in homeschooling? Children play differently according to their brain development. They move from single play (babies play with toys by themselves) to parallel play (toddlers play side by side but don't interact other than to grab a toy) to cooperative play...
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