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Questions Frequently Asked by Parents
Would any of these apply to YOU??

How do I stop my child from demanding everything he sees?

Nobody wants a greedy, insatiable, overly demanding child--but do you know how to stop this kind of behavior? The way to cure the "gimmes" is to know the difference between what our kids need and what they want.

Start distinguishing wants from needs right away. Once you get into the habit of giving your children everything they want--or everything you think they would want if they could talk--it's harder to stop later on.

When it comes to material things, such as your child wanting a shiny helium balloon he sees at the grocery store or begging you for a cookie, the most effective strategy is consistency. Before you even set foot in the store, remind your child of what to expect. Make it a point not to buy toys or junk food at the supermarket, saying, "We're just here to buy groceries."

Bonus tips: Some on-the-spot responses to halt the "gimmes":

• "Why don't you put that on your wish list?"
• "Maybe next time. Not today."
• "Why don't you save up your allowance so you can buy it?"

Nancy Samalin's book, "LOVING WITHOUT SPOILING" offers parents 100 tips on setting loving limits without overindulging your children. Nancy's tips will help you raise responsible, compassionate children--kids who are loved, but not spoiled.

Learn how to:
• Avoid Power Struggles
• Use Positive Discipline
• Develop Sibling Harmony
• Build Self-Esteem
• and much more!

" These warmly-shared words of advice will enrich your life as well as your parenting skills," says parenting author Vicki Lansky about the book.

More Solutions to Parents' FAQs can be found in Nancy's books and articles found below.

Antidotes to Spoiling Kids
No parent sets out to raise a spoiled child. Here are antidotes to spoiling kids . . . and not just over the holidays.

How to Know if your Child is Spoiled
Are you caught in these spoiling traps?
Find out the traits of a spoiled child and learn to show love without spoiling.

• Sibling Rivalry
Learn nine solutions for handling sibling rivalry.

Have Your Kids Take the Sibling Survey
This unique questionnaire for parents to give their children will help parents better understand sibling and family relationships and offer clues to how kids really feel about their brothers and sisters.

Positive Discipline
Positive discipline alternatives to yelling, nagging, bribing, threatening and punishing.

Avoid Spanking
Spare the rod: to spank or not to spank?


Eight Weapons in the War on Anger
Nancy offers parents & Educators effective skills to handle their anger without hurting or insulting kids.