How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

by Twigtale

Sharing is a skill many parents encourage their kids to cultivate. However, we know there are a lot of different philosophies on how to talk to children about it and what guidelines to follow. Since preschool teachers must frequently decide how to approach sharing discussions and dilemmas, we asked for their feedback. We are incredibly grateful they took the time to respond and excited to share their expertise below! 

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It’s Tough Being a Toddler

It’s Tough Being a Toddler

by Twigtale

Some days it may seem like your toddler is actively trying to make your job harder, but Dr. Karp promises he is not. It's just that he is a little like a miniature caveman who may not see the value in patience and logic. Dr. Karp outlines four major struggles that our primitive little children face every day. 

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Dr. Harvey Karp Explains...

Dr. Harvey Karp Explains...

by Twigtale 

Dr. Harvey Karp, our new Editor-in-Chief, doesn’t just want your toddler to be OK; he wants your toddler to be happy. That’s why Twigtale is thrilled to partner with him! Our highest intention, for our children and yours, is that they be happy.

Since you may be new to Dr. Karp’s breakthrough ideas, we thought we would outline the fundamentals.

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Guest Post: Fostering Self-Reliance with Betsy Brown Braun

Isn’t it everyone’s parenting goal to raise strong, confident children who become secure and competent adults? We recently attended a parenting session on “Cultivating Self-Reliance” featuring acclaimed parenting expert author, Betsy Brown Braun.  Betsy led the audience through many different ways that we can start to lay the foundation with even our youngest children. 

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Toddler Tip: How To Help Your Child When They Feel Upset

Create A Cheat Sheet To Help Cope With Feelings 

Pay attention to the soothing or calming experiences your child gravitates to. Make a list of all the things that they like that you notice: having a warm bath, having lotion rubbed on their feet, being wrapped in a blanket, swinging, a bear hug, a walk down the street.

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New Title Alert: Personalized Adoption Story

Twigtale has launched a new title to help families share and celebrate their adoption story.

My Adoption Story was authored by Wendy Denham, PhD, who draws on her years of experience working with families that grow through adoption, fertility or surrogacy.

The purpose of this book is to introduce young children to their adoption story and to celebrate that all families grow in their very own way. 

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Guest Post: How To Raise Clear, Confident & Kind Girls

Raising two daughters, in L.A., in the 21st century?  Terrifying. I jumped at the chance to attend Tandy Parks's  class on "Raising a Girl."  She had awesome suggestions on how to raise "clear, confident and kind" girls. Below are three of my favorite take-aways.

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