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Afternoon Schedule for Preschoolers

Dear Miss Faith, My 4yo twins have recently started preschool and they come home very tired each day.  Do you have some suggestions for a peaceful afternoon routine that would help us reconnect and give them some down time?  I have a 7-month-old as...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Oct 9, 2014

Afternoon Schedule for Preschoolers

Dear Miss Faith, My 4yo twins have recently started preschool and they come home very tired each day.  Do you have some suggestions for a peaceful afternoon routine that would help us reconnect and give them some down time?  I have a 7-month-old as...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Oct 9, 2014

Sibling Interactions Between Kids & Crawlers

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 9 month old who has just started really crawling and getting all up in her older sister’s business. My 2.5 year old has started being really possessive of toys. I try to keep the baby from grabbing things from her wh...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Sep 24, 2014

Sibling Interactions Between Kids & Crawlers

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 9 month old who has just started really crawling and getting all up in her older sister’s business. My 2.5 year old has started being really possessive of toys. I try to keep the baby from grabbing things from her wh...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Sep 24, 2014

Night Wakings & Falling Back to Sleep

Dear Miss Faith, My 2.5yo daughter has never been a great sleeper, but lately she’s started waking up multiple times per night.  We’ve been day-weaned for awhile, but she still wants her “mommy pacifier” at night and I usually give in, cause...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Jul 21, 2014

Easily Frustrated Child

Dear Miss Faith, My 2yo son is a joy when he’s happy, but he gets frustrated really easily and shrieks out of frustration.  It is ear piercing!  I find myself jumping to do whatever it is he wants, all the time, just to avoid that shriek.  I...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Mar 19, 2014

Ending Bath Time Gracefully

Hi Dear Readers, This post comes from a conversation I had with my Ongoing Membership group, available for folks who have taken my Tele-Class, Joyful Days with Toddler & Preschoolers (next session starts tomorrow!).  In a recent call, a mom aske...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Oct 12, 2013

Building Competence

Dear Miss Faith,  My son is almost four, I’m struggling with teaching him how to dress himself, pull down and up his own pants for going potty, etc. He seems to have no interest in learning whatsoever, and when I ask … Continue reading...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Jun 25, 2013

Getting Dressed in the Morning

Dear Miss Faith,  I wonder if you could give some ideas for me to help my 4yo daughter get dressed in the morning.  She is taking it very slow, and nothing I say or do can seem to speed it … Continue reading →...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Apr 28, 2013

Couch Time for Mom

Dear Miss Faith,  I’ve been feeling extra tired lately because I’m pregnant with #2.  I’ve been working on taking more time for myself and am taking two breaks a day where I drink a glass of water and knit while … Continue reading &...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Apr 15, 2013

Stay Connected through New Pregnancy

Hello Miss Faith, I have a 2.75yo daughter and I’ve recently found out I’m pregnant again.  Although we have been hoping for a new baby, I can’t shake my feelings of guilt at experiencing all this with someone other than … Co...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Mar 28, 2013

Compulsive, Repetetive Behavior

Dear Miss Faith,  My husband is has has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since puberty, and now my 4.5 year old son is showing some of the same signs.  We have consulted a child psychiatrist who has said that it was too … Continue reading...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Dec 14, 2012

Disrespectful Voices from Kids

Dear Miss Faith,  My little girl is not quite 2 and a half years old and seems to have the grouchiness and rudeness of a moody teenager!  The behavior that distresses me the most is her tone and the “mean” … Continue reading ͛...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Dec 1, 2012


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