Let your child come to you

Time for attention

It's not always easy to give children the time and attention they need.

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"Be nice and do what I tell you!"

Who doesn't like having well-behaved and obedient children? After all, parents only mean well[…]

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Trust freedom limits

The milk cuts

Die Milchschnitte How solid should borders be? How much leeway and tolerance is appropriate? When[…]

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Can you raise babies?

As soon as they can grab and crawl, babies are ready for "nonsense". Can you [...]

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Communicate with babies and bond securely

The art of non-verbal communication requires us to properly decipher our babies' signals. From when[…]

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The sandwich

How can you limit childish moods? Christian (3) and Markus (5) share the last [...]

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Kindliche Beleidigungen: “Blöde Kuh!”

Are insults from the mouth of children harmless? How can we stop? Robin, 6, with his [...]

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Devaluations and self-esteem "You are a wretch!"

How seemingly innocuous remarks can seep deep into the subconscious and affect our children's self-esteem.

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Trust freedom limits

The dispute over the cloth

Practice conflict culture from an early age. Here is a case study Michael (3) is currently playing with a colorful [...]

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“Aber sag’s nicht dem Papa!”

Do your children come to you even if they have an accident or if they have failed? Then I can congratulate you warmly! The situation is different with the two following case studies:

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How children learn to share

Little Tamara (5) doesn't like to share. She wants to keep everything to herself. The mother does not want Tamara to be selfish and is angry

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The interview appointment or the stress of getting dressed up in the morning

The mother prepares everything to be on time for her appointment. When she wants to get out of the door, she has to go back to the bathroom because little Bernhard needs a fresh diaper. Then Ines (4) comes and wants to put on different pants

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Julian and the stupid mistakes

Julian, 11, is talented and ambitious. Accordingly, he is one of the best students in his class and his parents are very satisfied with him. But he doesn't! As soon as his performance is not top, he shows contrite and angry: How can parents help their children effectively? Here is a case study.

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Mothers-in-law, daughters-in-law: the stroller in the brook

Recently, something very embarrassing happened to Gerda: When she took Klara, her granddaughter, 10 months old, out of the stroller to show her the ducks in the brook, how they frolic about, she forgot to secure the stroller ...

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The sharp knife

David, 2, cockily grabs the sharp knife at the breakfast table. The father demands it back, David refuses. Then the father forcibly takes it out of his hand ...

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“Mom, does Santa really exist?”

What could be nicer than bright children's eyes under the Christmas tree! When we feel the real joy of the children, it warms our hearts too and we nibble a little on their innocence and on their heartfelt joy. [...]

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Defiant reaction: Sonja doesn't want to go home

Real authority can do without threats

When the mother asked to go home, the 7-year-old Sonja responded with a snotty, defiant "No", to which the mother counters: "Then we will deduct it from your television time!" After a short hesitation, Sonja reluctantly follows her mother without further debate . [...]

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Trust freedom limits

What to do when babies don't want to fall asleep

Since the mother has been back to work, the grandmother has been looking after her grandson Florian, 11 months old, a sweet little guy who delights the grandmother's heart. After he wakes up relatively early, they only go out briefly in the morning because he needs his first nap around 10 o'clock, which lasts between one and one and a half hours. [...]

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“Hello, little Theo, hello!”

With the beginning of the defiant phase, little Theo, 16 months old, developed a new bad habit: if you forbid him to do something, he hits the person with his little hands. Mom tells him: “No, you can't do that, it hurts!” Which, however, leaves him pretty unaffected. Papa looks at him angrily and also says: “You mustn't do that!” Little Theo knows very well that you can't be really angry with him. He'll do it again at the next opportunity.

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Do children have to ask permission?

How much freedom and self-determination are appropriate?

Sometimes I watch small children how they independently get the biscuit packet out of mum's handbag or drawer, take food and drinks from the refrigerator as they wish, manage the remote control and switch it on, off or toggle without being asked.
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“Sonst hau ich mir den Schädel ein!”

self-harming behavior
Little Simon is a sunny and happy child who receives a lot of care and attention from his parents. At 13 months he is already full of curiosity and self-confidence. Accordingly, it is difficult for him to accept limits. He has recently developed strange behavior. [...]

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“Du, Du!” – Klein Lotte und der Blumenstock

Little Lotte, 16 months old, is fascinated by the flower stick. Again and again she goes there, digs in the earth and tugs at the leaves. The mother tries to stop her. Because Lotte doesn't follow, she threatens, half seriously, half smiling: “You, you!” Whereupon Lotte mischievously imitates her: “You, you!” She can't be angry with her sweet little daughter, but she feels: She has lost this little power struggle . [...]

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“Schau, was ich kann!”

Not only from small children one hears again and again: "Mom, look what I've done!", "Look what I can already do!" Most parents react completely naturally to these harmless but precious opportunities. You turn to the child, admire his performance, the child is satisfied and plays or continues to work. [...]

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“Papa, glaubst du an mich?”

Leo, 11, loves his father and seeks his approval. But the father doesn't spare criticism if Leo doesn't behave as expected. On top of that, the son is very insecure after the disputed divorce of his parents and asks his father: "Dad, do you believe in me?" To which he replies: "I believe in Jesus Christ and in no one else!" [...]

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The stroller in the creek

Recently, something very embarrassing happened to Gerda: When she took Klara, her granddaughter, 10 months old, out of the stroller to show her the ducks in the brook, how they romped about, she forgot to secure the stroller. This started moving, rolled down the embankment [..]

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Neidhammel: How children learn to share

Little Tamara (5) doesn't like to share. She wants to keep everything to herself. The mother doesn't want Tamara to be selfish and is annoyed that she once again doesn't want to give away any of her orange. Sometimes it slips from her: “You are a jealous hammers!” Or an instructive: “Good children like to share!” [...]

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Kinderfragen: “Warum?”

Sometimes they are amusing, sometimes they can be annoying, and sometimes they can embarrass us.

“Why does it get dark at night?”, “Why is the mole hiding under the ground?” “Will the grandma die soon?”, “Why do you always say 'That's why!' if I ask something? "[...]

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Penis envy

Penis envy - was Sigmund Freud right after all? How do I answer a little girl? Sex education: How [...]

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When I catch my child lying

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Childish moods and fits of screaming

When they don't get what they want, small children often start clamoring [...]

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Christmas fortune cookies

While rummaging through the grandmother's collection I discovered the following and would like to offer you, dear readers [...]

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Busybody and storyteller

What is the meaning of child lies? When can you even start talking about it? read article

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Childhood Depression

Can children already have depression? Unfortunately, yes, especially if people in close family ties like it [...]

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The scratches on the face

What do I do if my child is wronged? "On the barricades!" Or "Sponge over?" [...]

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From learning: good framework conditions for school beginners

How can I make it easier for my child to start school? Here is a brief overview, because learning has [...]

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The tricycle strike

Even harmless situations can be nerve-wracking, for example when we are tired, it [...]

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The battle of the generations

From the defiant phase on, the young fight against the old. Does it have to be like that? With[…]

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The scratched car

Children can cause some damage from a sense of play and high spirits. How should we react if [...]

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The blue hair - part 1

The blue hair - Part 1 The mother enters the room to meet her 14-year-old son [...]

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