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"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we give him health and strength"
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Judy’s blog is filled with practical advice, parenting musings, and Judy’s thoughtful experiences. She aims to encourage parents to embrace relationship based, positive parenting.

Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day in the USA different social media sites are posting the good, the bad, and the ugly about moms.  "Mum's Favorite Sayings" has been circulating and here it is: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE HE DefSemiHidden="true" DefQFormat="false" DefPriority="99" LatentStyleCount="267"> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Normal"/> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true"...
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Judy Bar Eitan
So then it's extra nice that it was posted on Mother's Day! Keep reading and be sure to pass it on. Thanks for everything Terri.... Read More
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Name It to Tame It

I have written numerous times about how important it is to acknowledge feelings.   Your feelings and the feelings of your child.  I have known for a long time that validating feelings help people calm down.  I never knew WHY this was so until I heard Dr. Dan Seigel, a...
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I'm looking forward to reading more on your blog. Thanks for commenting.
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Praising Children Con.

Dr. Haim Ginot t had a wonderful way of praising children.  His praise motto is "Describe, don't evaluate. Deal with events--don't appraise personality. Describe feelings, don't evaluate character.  Give a realistic picture of the accomplishment, don't glorify the person."  I have already posted a blog on praising children.   However...
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Spanking Children

  I have been reading  a lot about spanking lately.  It seems that every so often the argument pops up in the news:  To spank your child or not?  I agree with this NY Times article which asks  "Why Does Everyone Pretend There's A Spanking Debate?"    There is no...
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When Children Bite

Hi Judy, My 22 month old toddler has developed a severe biting issue.  It has become worse over the last few weeks and I am at a loss on how to deal with it.  She bites children in daycare constantly, even drawing blood.  I think she is doing this because...
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