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Shelly Walker

Member since: June 27, 2011

Articles By Shelly Walker

Whining. They all do it. It’s not so much what they’re saying as the creepy little tone of voice that gets under your skin and makes you want to stab yourself in the neck with a pencil. Or maybe that’s just me. It’s a horrible habit to get int

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 97

Do you ever wonder how your parenting style turned from “parent team” into “parent competition?” Picture this: your 8-year-old wants to go see the new PG-13 movie that you know will be too graphic for him. You say “no” and at the same time your

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 99

I was a single parent for the first four years of my son’s life. Now, there are two kinds of single parents: those who are co-parenting with a non-resident parent and those who are simply raising their children alone. I was in this latter catego

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 111

I’m so tired of hearing about the “terrible twos”. Toddlers are wonderful, imaginative, curious, growing creatures with great senses of humor and an amazing zest for life. If there’s anything “terrible” it’s the way they are treated by the grown

By: Shelly Walkerl Babies l March 2, 2011 lViews: 89

Sometimes I look at my son’s peers and wonder what on earth their parents can be thinking. These children are often downright rude. They demand things instead of asking, they yell and scream instead of talking, they walk around the house while t

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 108

Choosing the best daycare for your child can be one of the toughest decisions you’ll face. If you work full time, your child will spend more of her waking hours at the daycare than at home. This means that finding the perfect daycare is critical

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 105

For the first four years of my son’s life, I was not only a working mom, but a working single mom. Let’s just say it had its ups and downs. I sure did learn a lot about myself and those four years taught me more than any other time in my life.

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 114

When is it okay to argue in front of your children? You may be surprised by the answer to this question: it’s not what you think. Believe it or not there is a right time – and more importantly, a right WAY – to argue in front of your children.

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 119

“How was your day today, sweetheart?” “Fine.” What did you do at school?” “Stuff.” “Is there anything you’d like to talk about?” “No.” “Okay. See you at dinner time.”

This is an actual transcript of a conversation between one poor mom

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 117

So often, we parents get caught in a cycle of reactive parenting. A situation comes up and we react, and that seems to be the only way we parent. We go along, moment to moment and day to day and simply react to the circumstances around us. Taki

By: Shelly Walkerl Parenting l March 2, 2011 lViews: 103