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SFP 25: How much transition can a kid handle?

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In today's episode we discuss how to handle big transitions with toddlers--things like moving, starting a new school, and having a new baby.

SFP 24: How do I prepare for my first baby?

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Preparing for your first baby can be overwhelming. Today I discuss how I suggest you spend time preparing during pregnancy, including some of my favorite books. Show Links/Notes: The Best 5 Books to Read Before a Baby

SFP 23: How does toy minimalism work with different aged siblings?

SFP 23: How does toy minimalism work with different aged siblings?

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In today's episode we discuss how to maintain a minimalist play space when you have children of various ages. Show Notes/Links: Video Tour of our Minimalist Playroom The 25 Best Toys Get the Toy Detox

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Our Minimalist Playroom [Video Tour]

When it comes to toys, less is more. I am a firm believer that kids create more, play better and are happier when they have a clutter-free play space. In this video I am giving you a tour of our minimalist play space. A great deal of thought went into the design and toy selection ...

How much should I push my kid to succeed?

SFP 22: How much should I push my kid to succeed?

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In today's episode I respond to a question about how much we should push our kids to be successful. I explain that parents should provide support when teaching new skills, but kids might actually benefit when parents "disappear" and give them opportunity to persevere on their own. SHOW NOTES/LINKS: Get the Toy Detox

Should I encourage my kid to be friendly to strangers?

SFP 21: Should I encourage my kid to be friendly to strangers?

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In today's episode we are discussing how to handle the "stranger danger" talk with your children. I am not a fan of putting fear and anxiety into children. I think you can educate them and prepare them for life without scaring them. It's important that children have opportunities to practice socializing with new adults, but at the same ...