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Ask Grandma Maggie

Parenting & Childcare Advice
Peggy Moss (1933-2014), also known as Grandma Maggie, penned a parenting column on this site for many years. Back by popular demand, we are republishing the column, sharing with you the best of Grandma Maggie’s parenting and childcare advice.
Unfortunately Grandma Maggie is no longer able to take questions.

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Help! Baby throwing food

My 4 year old, Kirsi, won’t stop throwing her food. I don’t know what to do! My son Britt never did this and it frustrates me. I will give Kirsi her food and she will throw it onto the floor. I am on a tight budget so I can’t always be making her more food until she eats it. [Read more...]

My kid won’t stop pinching!

Dear Grandma,

I have a 23 month old boy and has a pinching problem. I don’t understand it at all. He pinches our faces mostly. He does it when he is happy or sad, many times a day. We have tried everything we can think of: Saying no firmly, pushing his hand away, putting him down, making him apologize, and even out of frustration, pinching back ( I know you will say that is bad)! [Read more...]