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How to stop toddler whining

  » Family & Relationships

Tell your toddler, 'that is whining' (label it), tell them 'that will not work with me', let them know they can ask for help with a problem by asking with a confident and clear inside voice. Let them know whining only makes things worse.

Tip Credibility: 4

submitted by TPSicotte 2011-02-25 07:18:40 am    

How to stop yelling at your kids

  » Family & Relationships

Before reacting to the things your kids do that upset you or when they don't listen to your directions count to five so you don't just react and yell. Get close to them and tell them in a firm serious voice what you want. It makes a huge difference.

Tip Credibility: 4

submitted by TPSicotte 2011-02-25 07:12:45 am    

A penny saved is a penny earned?

  » Business & Finance

A penny saved is actually more than a penny earned. Every penny we earn is taxed. If we are taxed at say 30%, then we really only earn .7 cents. So right off the bad we have made a profit of roughly 42.8 % when we save a penny (.7c +42.8%=1c).

Tip Credibility: 4

submitted by TPSicotte 2011-02-11 11:25:44 am    

Bored with your travel options?

  » Travel

If you are actually bored with the usual hotels and resorts do something different, sign up for volunteer travel. You can help someone who is too poor and needy to be bored. But you can still learn a lot from their awesome spirit!

Tip Credibility: 4

submitted by TPSicotte 2011-02-11 11:16:19 am    

A Healthy Family is Optimistic

  » Family & Relationships

Even in difficult situations, strong families try to find a silver lining. They might not assume things will always work out perfectly, but they also don't believe that failure is inevitable. These families do their best even when facing difficult times.

Tip Credibility: 4

submitted by TPSicotte 2011-02-11 10:31:33 am    

How to get your kids to listen

  » Pregnancy & Parenting

A lot of parents say their kids don't listen when they yell out directives from across a room. Try getting nice and close and making requests in a low firm voice. It will make a big difference in how well your kids listen to your parenting directives.

Tip Credibility: 4

submitted by TPSicotte 2011-02-11 10:27:07 am    

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