One Tough Job Blog

Our blog contributors are Massachusetts moms and dads and professionals who work with parents. Each contributor has a unique perspective of the joys and challenges of raising kids.

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​Disciplining your toddler

Temper tantrums, power struggles, and impulsiveness; they don’t call it the terrible twos without cause. Toddlers lack the self-control and communication skills of older children and are growing more independent every day. Don’t despair, there are things you can do now to help ease your child through this transition and stay sane at the same time.

School Safety Series: The Basics

Research shows that safety skills need to be taught five to ten times a year to children in order for them to process and retain this information. Here are seven basic safety tips to teach your child that can help keep them safe as they go to and from school.

​Three things you can do now to ease back-to-school stress

It’s August and school is just a few weeks away. During the summer, routines are thrown out the window, meal-planning consists of a lot of takeout and ice cream (ah bliss!), and desk areas are filled with all the bric-a-brac of summer fun. Don’t panic and resist the urge to go into full drill sergeant mode.

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