Behavior and Discipline

Fearful Kids

PSP members share how they managed their anxious and fearful children.

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Dealing with a Diaper Strike

PSP members offer their advice on how to keep babies from taking off their diapers.

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From Princesses to Girl Warriors

How do you grow a strong, confident girl?

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Sibling Rivalry: The Big Sister Perspective

A discussion about making sure we don't fuel the fire of Sibling Rivalry....

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Getting Kids to Help

How do you get kids to help clean up?

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Advice about Monsters and Other Scary Things

PSP advice from parents about how to deal with issues related to being scared of monsters and other scary things.

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Thumbsucking

Got a thumbsucker? Read this advice for help!

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Teeth Brushing

Ideas to get your little ones to polish their pearly whites! Also included is advice about how not to swallow toothpaste.

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Boys who like Dresses

Advice about gender identity and how to sensitively handle boys who like girls dresses.

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Hitting (15 month old)

Advice on what to do about hitting and pawing behavior.

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On Having and Being an Only Child

The pros and cons of having only one child.

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Princess Predicament: Books, Music, Movies, and Advice from PSP Members

Books, movies, music, website links and parenting tips that dispel the myths.

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Temper Tantrums, Terrible Twos, and Taming a Toddler

Summary of suggestions on handling extreme tantrums of toddlers / 1.5 - 2 year olds...

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It's not fair!

How to explain the complicated issue of fairness to our kids!

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Boob-Groping

Advice to handing a child who gropes boobs!

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Stroller Strike

Help for a 3.5 month old who doesn't like riding in the stroller.

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Boys and Guns

PSP members share their insight about boys and obsessions with guns.

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Sibling Rivalry

"Our son has zero interest in his baby sister, and sometimes pushes her out of the way," a PSP member shares. Here is advice about how you can help build the sibling bond. 

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Challenging 4-year-old behavior

How to deal when disappointment, hurt feelings, and frustration cause meltdowns.

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Biting

What to do when kids use their teeth for more than eating. This article features three different, real life scenarios of PSP member experiences, as well as various advice from over the years.

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Refusing to Go Up and Down Stairs

You live in a fourth-floor walkup.  The kid won't budge.  What now?

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Handling Hurtful Kids

What do you do when your child hurts your feelings either by stating preference over one parent, saying mean things or worse, becomes physically aggressive towards you? According to Parents in the PSP community this can be a normal part of a child’s development. Here are tips from local moms and dads about how to get through this tough time.

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Nail Biting - How To Bite The Habit!

Ideas, tips, and suggestion to get YOU or YOUR KID from biting nails…

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Tips to Not Losing Lovies

Tips for not losing a lovie...

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What To Do When Temper Tantrums Are Extreme

PSP parents discuss handling tantrums.

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"Hit Me Baby One More Time": Advice For When Your Toddler Hits You

Whether it is biting, hitting or tantrums - here is advice from PSP members about what to do when your child is all fisticuffs and frustration.

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Bullying in Pre-K

PSP parents discuss bullying in Pre-K aged, 4-year-old children.

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Books and Resources for Handling Kids and Aggressive Play

 Parents share some reading materials and their takeawys about coping with kids and aggressive play/ rough housing.

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Playground problems - how to handle a bully the right way

A PSP member writes.: "I'm writing more for my husband than for myself - but in any event I'm hoping for some insight from the collective about an ugly incident that happened this weekend. He can't shake his anger and frustration and honestly, I'm bothered by it too and would love to hear some thoughts on the matter..."

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Thrilling Threes

Forget terrible twos, what to do with the thrilling threes?

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How Young Is Too Young to Attend Concerts?

Park Slope Parents was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion about whether young children should attend concerts.

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Chores (the Tween Version): How to Get into the Habit by Kristian Orozco

It is never too early or too late for kids to help out with household chores. Children, like most people, have the need to feel a sense of belonging and significance. What better way to give your kids a sense of belonging and significance than by making them valued contributing members of the family. And by having your kids contribute with household chores, you also give them the opportunity to learn cooperation and responsibility.

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