Tag Archives: Cooperation

Tip #41: Find Creative Means of Communication

By Peter Sessum There comes a point, I believe, that the voice of the parents stop being the voice of authority and more like white noise to be ignored. If you have ever spent time around a cat or a … Continue reading

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Tip #34: Extreme Parenting, Bad for You, Bad for Baby

The recent Time magazine cover and article has brought breast feeding and extreme parenting into the national discussion. (The dad’s perspective is noticeably absent.) My advice, especially for dads, is not to get distracted by the sensational and focus on … Continue reading

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Tip #13: Seek Understanding, Not Silence

A common rookie mistake, the kid is crying and the parent just wants to shut the kid up. That is a short term solution with no long term benefits. What you need to do is be able to understand where … Continue reading

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Tip #10: Rules on Diaper Changing

For new parents, diaper changing can be a point of contention. This is usually a result of sleep deprivation and short tempers. Here are a few guidelines that can be used even when sleepy to make things easier. 1.Diaper changing … Continue reading

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Tip #5: You need some adult time

Not “adult” time, well you need that too, but you need time with other adults. Just being with adults is a good way to decompress and remind you there is a whole world outside that crib. Parents need time away … Continue reading

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Tip #4: You can’t babysit your own child

I had a woman come up to me once when I was out in public with my baby daughter. She made some comment about how nice it was that I was babysitting my child. It was 1 pm on a … Continue reading

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Tip #1: There can only be one Alpha

As a sergeant in the Army I had a saying, “Pets, privates and children all have one thing in common. If you aren’t in charge, they are.” This is true, all three need boundaries. If you don’t aren’t the one … Continue reading

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