How to Talk to Your Child About Their School Day and Get More than “Fine”

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  By Dr. Elizabeth M. Vantre   You learned through a parent volunteer that not only did your child’s class get a visit from the ice cream truck for good behavior, but your child got the only A+ on the science test.  Why is it then when your child gets off the bus, you excitedly […]

Welcoming a New Baby? 10 Tips to Pave the Road for Sibling Bliss

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This article is sponsored by: Worrying how a new baby will affect your first-born is very common. Including your child in the excitement and preparations will help set the stage for sibling harmony.  1. Celebrate the news with your child.  Congratulate them on becoming a big sibling.  Show them pictures of you and your siblings […]

Ready, Set, Parent: Author Signing Event

Moms, join us at Chesterfield Town Center for a special evening hosted by local author and mom Elizabeth Vantre. Dr. Vantre will lead a lighthearted discussion centered around her book, Ready, Set, Parent, and you’ll be spoiled with refreshments, games, prizes and giveaways. Contact Jennifer Friedmann at 804.794.6640 or to RSVP. Wonder why this event […]

Dr. Mom’s: Ready, Set, Parent

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“Please don’t do that. Don’t do that again. Stop!” “No. Why? Because I said so.” “Do not (insert appropriate verb) tease, hit, annoy, taunt, bother etc. your brother/sister.” How many times do you find yourself using the above (and many other) phrases in a day when talking to your kids?  Do you ever feel just […]