Articles Written By: Lynn Louise Wonders

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Lynn Louise Wonders, MA, LPC, RPT-S is an early childhood development and parenting expert. She offers private coaching and consultation for parents throughout the U.S. She is a well-known professional in the field of play therapy, providing training, supervision and mentoring to child therapists world-wide having practiced for more than 15 years in schools, child development centers and through her private practice.

Toddler having a tantrum while being held by dad

Surviving Toddler Tantrums

There’s a reason for the phrase the terrible twos. We’ve all seen a toddler meltdown happen –  in the checkout line, at the dinner table…
Toddler with separation anxiety clings to mom.

How to Help Your Child with Separation Anxiety

Have you noticed your child clinging to you more than usual? Or that he becomes extremely upset when saying goodbye? These are examples of separation…
Family drawing and writing new year's resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions for Families

New Year's resolutions don't have to be painful. Instead, try making intentions that help bring your family closer together.
Mom talks to upset young child using positive parenting techniques.

Positive Parenting Tips and Scripts

How many times have you found yourself saying “No!” or “Stop that!” – and it doesn’t seem to make any difference in your child’s behavior?…
A mother teaching her preschooler manners at home at the kitchen table.

Teaching Manners to Preschoolers? Yes, Please!

How early can parents begin teaching children to be kind, considerate and use the magic words “please” and “thank you?” Believe it or not, learning…
Mother comforting upset little boy

Tips to Overcome 3 Childhood Fears

It is very common for children under the age of 5 to experience a variety of fears – the world can seem large and intimidating…
A smiling young girl holding a soccer ball, standing with her two teammates

5 Ways to Help Your Child Be a Good Sport

With these tips, parents can help children learn to win and lose with grace.
Little girls line up by a bar for ballet class

How to Avoid Overscheduling Your Child

As a parent, it can be tempting to fill your child’s schedule with dance lessons, tee ball, karate and other organized activities; however, children between…
A diverse group of kids lying down in a park happily

4 Ways to Teach Your Child About Diversity

It's normal for children to be curious about differences. These tips for parents can help you answer their questions.
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