Research has shown time and again that punishment is ineffective when parenting. Find out why punishment doesn't work and what to do instead. These parenting techniques are the best way to raise well behaved, moral children. Authoritarian versus authoritative parenting, developmental psychology, parenting styles, positive parenting tips, gentle parenting strategies, moral reasoning, internal locus of control. Punishment is bad. Why punishment is ineffective. Why punishment doesn't work. Parenting from the Heart, positive parenting strategies

Why Punishment is Ineffective & What to do Instead

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No one wants a spoiled child who doesn’t listen. But research and child experts say punishment is ineffective. Here is what you can do instead.   Most of us were raised by a generation who experienced corporal punishment at home and at school.   For instance, my dad remembers being pulled out of class (he […]

Here are strategies for helping your sensitive son navigate his feelings and feel strong when he may otherwise feel especially sensitive.

How to get your Sensitive Son to ‘Man Up’

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Society may not favour sensitive boys, however they are a gift. Find out how can you encourage your sensitive son to be strong without changing who he is.   Of my two kids, my son is the most sensitive.   My daughter is basically my carbon copy. Though she is spirited and strong-willed, I find […]

The first trimester of pregnancy is a hard one. Low energy and morning sickness are rampant. Here are first trimester tips from countless moms. Find tips to help morning sickness, to entertain your other kids while pregnant, and how to conserve energy as best you can.

First Trimester Tips for Morning Sickness & More

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Has the first trimester of pregnancy got you down? Moms weigh in on their best first trimester tips for low energy & morning sickness.   I’ve wanted kids for as long as I can remember. As early as preschool, my ultimate goal was to get into the kitchen centre and establish myself as the mommy. […]

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5 Tips For Parenting a Strong-Willed, Sensitive Child

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Parenting a strong-willed, sensitive child is challenging. We want to preserve their spirit while effectively parenting them. Find tangible tips here.   My little girl is undoubtedly all of what I could have dreamt up in a child and more. A dynamic, inquisitive, strong-willed, sensitive child, she is anything but placid. In her preschool classroom, she […]

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

Positive Parenting Strategies for Difficult Toddler Behaviour & Tantrums

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Toddlerhood is not for the faint of heart. Here are positive parenting tips for difficult toddler behaviour, such as toddler tantrums, that are rooted in research.   I remember when I really thought difficult toddlers were really in the eye of the beholder. While there may be some merit to that notion, let’s get real.   Case […]

When should your toddler give up their nap? Find out what a sleep consultant says the signs are to look for! Parenting toddlers, toddler sleep, toddler isn't napping, nap tips, sleep tips

When Should a Toddler Stop Napping

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When should you give up your toddler’s nap? Read a sleep consultant’s insights and signs your toddler is ready to stop napping.   When my textbook sleeper began taking longer and longer and longer to fall asleep at nap time, I persisted with iron-clad determination.   She would sleep.   I had worked so hard […]

The idea of having two under two may have you nervous, scared or worried. These 10+ tips for Parenting two under two are meant to put your mind at ease and help get you prepared!

Planning for and Parenting Two Under Two

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The idea of having two under two may have you nervous, scared or worried. These incredible strategies will help with planning for and parenting two under two.   It is one of those “as if it was yesterday” moments. I remember it so vividly.   I was cleaning our master bathroom, wearing a tank top I […]

15 Tips for Flying with Infants & Toddlers

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It has been a while since I’ve sat down and actually written an article for my blog (the last two posts were recipes). In truth, I just have not had the energy and as such, have been avoiding it as if it was a chore. The reason I’ve had such low energy? Just over a week ago, […]

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What IS Parenting from the Heart? Parenting from the Heart best describes my parenting style. Having studied development psychology during my undergrad, my parenting can best be defined as influenced by a little bit of research, a bit of family tradition, a bit of instinct, and a whole lot of love. Toddlers are boundary testers. […]