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  • Greatest All Time Parenting Tip
    Amazing Parenting tip in time for the Christmas Push Someone once advised me that when my kids got the "I want's" that I should suggest they put it on a list. At the time I thought, oh great, then I have to maintain "lists" of things that a two year old wants (since they can't write) but I was almost giddy when I tried it - and years later, still get giddy when it works - which is at least 98% of the time. Here's the deal. Your little person says "MOM I want that!" 'that' being anything they see on t.v., in a store, in someone else's hand. You say "Put it on your list".  They may say "what list" or "what's my list" but they may not. If they do, you tell them it's 'the list of things they'd like to have' and from that glorious day forward when you hear "MOM I want that" you respond. "OK. put it on your list". You think I'm crazy right? Or that my kids are somehow deviants? Well, The Pie, The Dervish and The Girl are completely different personalities - Ok, well Dervish and The Girl are very similar but both of them are miles apart from The Pie and this has worked for all three of them. The looks I get in the toy aisles from other parents when they overhear this conversation is amusing because it does work so well. The Girl starts her demand with a loud
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