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Being On vs. Being

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday is no longer the norm as technology enables 24/7 productivity to be possible in all aspects of our lives. The ability to work remotely has provided parents the flexibility to accomplish professional obligations during the odd, early morning hours, late evenings and weekends freeing up time to attend to personal responsibilities like caring for sick children, going to doctor appointments and participating ...

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Oh Crap! This Actually Works: Potty Training Program

Oh Crap! This Actually Works: A Proven Potty Training Program for Parents

There are endless resources and opinions on the market, as well as countless social media influencers telling you to do potty training one way and others telling you to do it another way. I know this because so many parents come to me after exhausting every “proven” method available wondering where they went gone wrong and believing that their child will never be potty trained. This is the primary reason ...

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Tools to help with behavior problems

Six Tools to Help with Behavior Problems in Your Child – Podcast with Body By Bree

When experiencing behavior issues with my own child, Body By Bree hired Lori and knew she had to have her on the podcast! Lori educated her on all of the tools to use for the situation, but the most eye opening part was that it was all parenting! It was about energy! Once Body By Bree implemented the six tools, her child’s behavior changed right away!If you are experiencing a behavioral ...

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Lori teaches parents how to get their child to listen.

Lori’s Little Wisdoms Vlog – Listening

A child who doesn't listen causes a high level of frustration for a parent; the unwanted behavior also creates an ongoing unpleasantness within the parent-child relationship. There are many factors that influence a child's desire and willingness to comply; the most common one is a parent's overuse of reminders and warnings. Continual reminders and warnings do not motivate a child to listen, they actually send a message that compliance is ...

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Lori’s Little Wisdoms Vlog – Anatomy of Screaming

When a young child screams or tantrums after being told no for a toy or a cookie or because he does not want to go to bed, what is a parent's best course of action. Responses to whining, screaming and crying begin in infancy when children are completely dependent and nonverbal. It is a parent's legal and moral obligation to attend dutifully to an infant and provide for all of ...

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Parenting

Coping Strategies for Sensory Overload in Children

What is Sensory Information? The world is filled with awe-inspiring information that continually filters to all the senses influencing and shaping the interpretation of what children see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. It is through this input that children learn about their environment, relationships, and most definitely themselves. Early on in life, children learn about texture, concepts of hard and soft, rough and smooth, big and small, crunchy and chewy, delicious ...

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child development

Your Baby’s Regressive Behavior May Be a Sign of Growth

From crying to single word expressions, from needing to be held throughout the day to walking, and from diapers to underwear; these are the most significant and celebrated milestones that occur within the first three years of a child's life. Infants, however, cannot accomplish these feats alone as moms and dads play an integral role in nurturing language as well as supporting their little ones in the development of strength, ...

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Screen Time & Behavior Problems Do Not Have to Coexist

Getting Your Child to Follow Screen Time Rules Whether you have a preschool-age child or a high school senior in your home, technology likely plays a significant role in your family dynamic. From the necessity of completing projects and homework assignments to communicating with friends and loved ones to the pleasure of watching movies, playing video games, and posting pictures on social media, technology has quickly become a permanent fixture in ...

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Child Behavior

Lori’s Little Wisdoms Vlog – Identity

Another person's opinion of me is none of my business Identification with gender is based both on fact and an individual's perception of self. Within every human being there exists very clear anatomical differences that distinguish males from females. The unique physical characteristics combined with physiological chemistry influence behavior in gender specific ways. Masculine behavior is most often observed and expected in boys/men, while girls/women typically conduct themselves in a more feminine ...

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Lori’s Little Wisdoms Vlog – Choices

Your children are looking for direction and certainty, so remember that you, the parent, need to dictate your child's daily schedule. Giving children too many choices can be a major stressor for little ones. If your child is not listening right now, be more directional in your communications. For example, instead of saying, "Do you want to read a story now?" say, "We are going to read a story now." Instead ...

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