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Playgrounds: Keeping your kids safe and having fun by Chris mayhew at FamilyCorner.com

Parents, Playgrounds And Precautions

May 21st, 2013 posted by Chris Mayhew

As the sun finally seems to be making a regular appearance, children everywhere will be looking forward to summer break. Parents will inevitably be thinking of ways to keep them […]

Misbehaving in public!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “My 3 year old daughter has recently started misbehaving in public. I hate to spank her in the middle of a store, but how can I make her behave?” […]

My 4 year Old Sucks Her Thumb

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I have a 4 yr old that has sucked her thumb since she was 2. I have tried everything: spices, hot pepper, hot sauce, nail polish on the finger […]

My daughter doesn’t like them.

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “My 3-year old daughter is usually very well behaved, but whenever we get together with a few of my in-laws she starts misbehaving. She has never taken to either […]

My Daughter Whines Too Much!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I have a 3 year daughter that whines all the time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I try to stay positive but this really trys my patience.” ~ Desperate […]

My son is lagging behind!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I am a mother of a very precocious 3-year-old girl who has always done EVERYTHING way ahead of schedule. However, her 2-year-old brother is lagging way behind every other […]

Toddler Standing On Chairs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “Our 18 month old insists on standing on chairs. Short of removing every piece of furniture in the house, what are some suggestions to stop this behavior?” ~ Cindee […]

What type of pet should we get for our kids?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “We have three children, ages 8, 5 and 3. We would like to get a pet but am not sure if we should get a cat or a dog. […]

Can I discipline the child I babysit?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I babysit a friends little girl three days a week. While the child is with me she is very good, a perfect little angel. When her mom is around […]

Dealing with the biological mom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I am getting ready to re-marry, and I have a future step-daughter who is 5 yrs. old. My Fiance’ and the girl’s mother were never married, but this was […]

Disrespectful teen!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “My 14 year old daughter has become extremely disrespectful. We can’t ask her a simple question or comment on an everyday thing without getting an attitude-filled, smart mouthed response […]

Getting rid of the bottle

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “How can I get my 28-month old daughter to give up her bottle? She still drinks 5 to 7 8 oz. bottles every day. She drinks from a cup […]

14 yr. old wants belly button ring!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “My 14 year old daughter wants to get her belly button pierced! I was appalled and said NO WAY, but she is acting as if I killed her best […]

My child picks his nose!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “My 8 year old son picks his nose. It’s disgusting but he seems to do it without knowing it! How can I help him kick the habit?” Answers from […]

Can’t leave my child’s room!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I have a 4 yr old boy who won’t let us leave his room at night after his story. He insists that we stay with him until he falls […]

My grandkids won’t talk to me!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “How does a grandmother deal with divorce, when it comes to the grandchildren? They will not communicate with me when they are with their mom(ages 6 & 8). When […]

Eating Poorly

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “My son, Cole is 2 1/2 and only eats waffles and french fries. He used to like chicken nuggets, grilled cheese and fish sticks but has given up on […]

My Son Hates School!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “Michael, my 7 year old son, hates school. He whines every morning about getting ready and says how he doesn’t want to go. He thinks he can’t do anything […]

Force a lefty to go righty?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I have a 3 1/2 preschooler, she writes with her left hand and even eats with her left hand. May dad keeps on insisting that I correct her. He […]

Very shy five year old

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “My five year old is extremely shy and will not talk when around other people. She doesn’t talk at church, school or with her school friends. A couple of […]

Is my child too slow?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

An Answer to All Your Parenting Questions Q: “My oldest daughter is a very bright young lady. Our problem is that she is very slow about doing things. This wasn’t […]

Won’t use the potty for BM’s!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “I have a son that is almost 4 and 1/2 and we have tried everything we can think of, but we cannot get him to have his BM in […]

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