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Everywhere You Go – Everybody Knows

Everywhere You Go – Everybody Knows

On October 27th 23 year old Hillary Adams posted a seven and a half minute video on the internet. The video, taken in 2004, shows then 44 year old Aransas County Texas Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, a Family Court Judge, striking his 16 year old daughter with a belt. The video has taken the world ...

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Do A Little – Get A Lot

Do A Little – Get A Lot

I don’t use battery operated toys. The kids fixate on them, set them off repeatedly, and stop their normal moving around/up and down floor based play when they have the option to be an audience to a toy. Battery toys become fight toys and lend to blocking behavior and hoarding. I don’t have indoor toys ...

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Potty Training Letter To Parents

Potty Training Letter To Parents

This is the letter I give to parents who are interested in beginning potty training their child in my home. I thought it would be something readers may be able to use for their own business to explain the process and some of the difficulties in working with parents to get on the same page. ...

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Eight Year Old Boy Pepper Sprayed By Police

Eight Year Old Boy Pepper Sprayed By Police

Last week the mother of an eight year old, who was pepper sprayed by police during a violent rage at school on February 22nd, appeared on a number of morning news shows. The child, Aidan Elliott, appeared alongside his Mother Mandy Elliott. They told the story of how Aidan had gone into a “temper tantrum” ...

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Should We Teach Young Children To Say They Are Sorry?

Should We Teach Young Children To Say They Are Sorry?

We had a discussion this week about forced apologies on the Daycare.com forum. www.Daycare.com/forum/ Forum member Youretoolound asked the question: “What do you think about a forced apology?” By forced, I mean something like “you can’t go play until you say you’re sorry”. I care for children ages birth to five. I don’t think the ...

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The Changing Of The Guard: “Bye Bye Outside”

The Changing Of The Guard: “Bye Bye Outside”

I call the dynamic of bad behavior at drop off and pick up “Changing of the Guard” behavior. It is seen primarily in children who are in charge of the relationship with their parents. It is seen in children who are more powerful than their parents and parents who want their child to be powerful/happy/special/ ...

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