Parenting without yelling can feel elusive. But we know yelling is damaging to children and does not help the listen better. Here is how to re-establish a calm household after yelling as well as strategies to stop yelling altogether. Parenting from the Heart

When Anger Gets the Best of You, This is What You Can Do

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Parenting without yelling can feel elusive. But we know yelling is damaging to children and does not help the listen better. Here is how to re-establish a calm household after yelling as well as strategies to stop yelling altogether.   It had been days since my last cup of coffee. And if ever there was […]

What makes children successful over their lifetime? Research has answers to this question including how the power of yet is a game changer for kids. #parenting #powerofyet #education

This is How to Raise Successful Children

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What makes children successful over their lifetime? Research has answers to this question including why the Power of Yet is a game changer for kids.   At 22-year-old of age, Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope, an endeavour that is responsible for raising over 750 million dollars for cancer research. Before his heroic […]

There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?

The Solution to Forgotten Toys: Here are the Gifts with the Most Play Value

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The last thing any parent wants is to buy gifts that will only be shoved aside and forgotten. Here you will find the best Christmas gifts for kids. Below you will find play-based learning toy ideas and what aspects of learning they facilitate.   My kids’ toys seemingly reproduce overnight. There are toys in every room […]

While I would love to buy everything for my children, we have way too many toys. This year, I want to give my kids less but them to experience more. Find how to buy the best Christmas gifts for kids below. Parenting from the Heart. #christmasgiftsforkids #playbasedlearning #toysforkids #bestgiftsforkids #playvalue #besttoys2017 #Christmas

How to Buy Christmas Gifts for the Kids Who Have Everything

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While I would love to buy everything for my children, we have way too many toys. This year, I want to give my kids less but them to experience more. Find how to buy the best Christmas gifts for kids below.   Christmas morning hits and my daughter blitzes through the presents under the tree. […]

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The Best and Worst Ways to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children

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One of the best predictors of success is EQ. But how do we raise emotionally intelligent children? Find out the best and worst ways to foster EQ in kids below.   Had you asked me at age 10, 20, or even 30 years old if I would ever consider sending my kids to Catholic school, […]

Gorgeous Fall Crafts for kids using leaves

11 Stunning Fall Leaf Crafts You’ll Want to do with Your Kids

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Looking for simple and gorgeous Fall crafts for kids? These kids activities are simple and AWESOME! Many are rooted in play-based learning.   Autumn hits and I get the itch to craft. The audacious colours of Fall are truly inspiring. The only ‘problem’ is that this year, September and October have been incredibly mild. Don’t […]

Time in time out and a mistake you might be making and want to avoid. This positive parenting strategy is simple and effective.

Time Ins and the Fundamental Mistake You Want to Avoid

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When it came to the principle of time in/ time out, I thought I understood it thoroughly. But I was making one substantial mistake.   Every so often, life gets the best of my normally agreeable and earnest four-year-old son. Whether he’s tired, out of his routine, or aggravated by some other factor, he becomes emotional, […]

It felt like sibling rivalry had overtaken our household and my sanity. In enacting three very simple sibling rivalry solutions, peace has been restored. Parenting from the Heart Positive Parenting

How to Stop Sibling Rivalry Using Unbelievably Simple Strategies

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It felt like sibling rivalry had overtaken our household and my sanity. In enacting three very simple sibling rivalry solutions, peace has been restored and our family is so much happier.   Sibling rivalry eroded the joy of parenting my kids. I still loved them and I still had fun with them. But before the […]

Toddlerhood really is both the best and worst of times. Here are over 10 tips on parenting through difficult toddler behaviour that are centred in positive, empathetic parenting

10+ Effective Strategies to Mitigate Difficult Toddler Behaviour

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When you’re faced with difficult toddler behaviour, it can be painful. You simply want to move forward with your day, yet your child is digging in his heals or throwing a tantrum. Find positive parenting tips that will mitigate meltdowns and willfulness.   I remember when I really thought difficult toddlers were really in the eye of the […]

When positive parenting seems to fail, here are practical strategies to get results and encourage your children to listen better. Parenting from the Heart. Positive discipline

When Positive Parenting Fails This is What You Can Do

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When positive parenting seems to fail, these are practical strategies to get results and encourage your children to listen better.   “I love the idea of positive parenting but it doesn’t work for every kid.” “Yes! Positive parenting doesn’t work for us either. We’ve tried our best and we aren’t getting anywhere.”   I had […]