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Parent Smarter, Not Harder: Develop an Escape Plan

Parent Smarter, Not Harder with an Escape Play via Childhood 101

Have you developed an escape plan? Now, I don't mean a plan for you to disappear off the planet next time you are having a tough day, though I am pretty sure many of us feel like doing just that sometimes. What I mean is to take a moment to think about one safe place or activity you can bundle … [Read more...]

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: Don Your Superhero Cape

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: A series at Childhood 101

I don't claim to be any sort of parenting expert. Far from it. What I am is a mum and an early childhood teacher who has worked with lots of families over many years. I read a lot. I try things out. Some things work and some things don't. This Parent Smarter, Not Harder series of posts is not about … [Read more...]

Talking Parenting: Sibling Rivalry

Sibling RIvalry 2 - An Everyday Story

This post is by regular contributor Kate Gribble of An Everyday Story. "Give it to ME!" "I was still using that!" "You have THAT one!".... a hit, a push, a grab, two screaming children. About a year ago I naively thought our family had somehow avoided the gauntlet of sibling rivalry. In … [Read more...]

Virtual Bookclub 101: Siblings Without Rivalry Section 7 & Afterword

Siblings Without Rivalry book club

Welcome back to the Childhood 101 virtual bookclub. We have been reading Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (find all SWR bookclub entries here), and in this post I am wrapping up Section 7, the Afterword and a few final thoughts of my own. My first thought on finishing … [Read more...]

Virtual Book Club 101: Siblings Without Rivalry Sections 5 & 6

Siblings Without Rivalry book club

Welcome back to the Childhood 101 virtual bookclub. We are currently reading Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (full bookclub details here), looking here at sections 5 & 6: Siblings in Roles and When the Kids Fight. Wow, these two sections were jam packed with … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage BIG Emotions (Printable)

Childhood 101 | Managing BIG Emotions poster

Those who have been following our recent book club reading of Siblings Without Rivalry might recall that in my first reflection on the book I mentioned making a poster for our playroom which would serve as a reminder to both myself and Immy (and when she is bigger, AJ as well) of ways of dealing … [Read more...]

Let’s Read & Learn Together: Siblings Without Rivalry

siblings without rivalry bookclub

I recently asked the Childhood 101 Facebook community if there was anyone interested in an online, virtual book club, reading together Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (published by W.W. Norton & Co, 2012). Thanks to the positive response I have ordered my copy and … [Read more...]

Dealing with Attitude

Childhood 101 | Dealing with Attitude

"He has such an attitude. And he's only four!" "I thought I had years to prepare for this. No one warned me about dealing with a threenager!" "She's five going on fifteen." Have you ever commented on your child's attitude? I am sure I have, especially as we live with a … [Read more...]