PSP members share how they managed their anxious and fearful children.
Behavior and Discipline
PSP members offer their advice on how to keep babies from taking off their diapers.
A discussion about making sure we don't fuel the fire of Sibling Rivalry....
How do you grow a strong, confident girl?
PSP members offer advice on dealing with violent behaviors in elementary-aged kids.
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Looking for guidance on how to handle tantrums and create structure for your toddler? PSP members shared their favorite recs in response to a member’s request for books, podcasts, and resources that are “empathetic yet practical.”
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We recently held a webinar with Jill DiPietro, LCSW, at Small Brooklyn Psychology to address some of the behavioral challenges that may be exacerbated in the age of Covid. Read on for notes on breaking the coercive cycle, modeling positive behaviors, and more.
Forget terrible twos, what to do with the thrilling threes?
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..."
Parents share some reading materials and their takeawys about coping with kids and aggressive play/ rough housing.
PSP parents discuss bullying in Pre-K aged, 4-year-old children.
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.
PSP parents discuss handling tantrums.
Tips for not losing a lovie...
Ideas, tips, and suggestion to get YOU or YOUR KID from biting nails…
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.
You live in a fourth-floor walkup. The kid won't budge. What now?
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.
How to handle meltdowns, erratic behavior, and other hallmarks of the "frustrating fours."
"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.
PSP members share their insight about kids and obsessions with guns.
Help for a 3.5 month old who doesn't like riding in the stroller.
Advice to handing a child who gropes boobs!
How to explain the complicated issue of fairness to our kids!
Summary of suggestions on handling extreme tantrums of toddlers / 1.5 - 2 year olds...
The pros and cons of having only one child.
Advice on what to do about hitting and pawing behavior.
Ideas to get your little ones to polish their pearly whites! Also included is advice about how not to swallow toothpaste.
Got a thumbsucker? Read this advice for help!
PSP advice from parents about how to deal with issues related to being scared of monsters and other scary things.
How do you get kids to help clean up?
Park Slope Parents was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion about whether young children should attend concerts.
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.