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Parenting a Strong-Willed Child: The key to it all

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Parenting a strong-willed child is full of ups and downs. Find out the key to raising them successfully without breaking their spirit.   “I don’t like you anymore!” is heard as her bedroom door slams.   Or, his hands on his hips, he looks me dead in the eye and declares, “I’m leaving the family!”   […]

Does your child get upset at the idea of being away from you? Does your child cry when you leave? Find positive parenting strategies to ease separation anxiety in young children. Also find books to help with separation anxiety in toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Separation anxiety preschoolers, separation anxiety kindergarten. Empathetic parenting, attachment parenting

Tips to Ease Separation Anxiety in Young Children

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Ease separation anxiety with these simple suggestions. These positive parenting tips will help both you and your child feel better.   This year, my daughter starts kindergarten and my son preschool.   My daughter was born ready to fly. She is social, fiercely independent, and ready to take on whatever is in front of her. […]

Is positive parenting permissive parenting?

Is Positive Parenting Permissive Parenting?

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  Positive parenting also known as empathetic, authoritative, gentle, or peaceful parenting is a parenting style that avoids imposing punishments and uses positive forms of discipline. A glimpse into the household of a positive parent and it would be easy to wonder, is positive parenting permissive?   Positive parents either do not, or try their best […]

Because I was fiercely independent as a child myself, I mistakenly thought I was parenting my strong-willed independent child exactly as she should be. But I was wrong.

The Mistake I’ve Made Parenting My Strong-Willed, Independent Child

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Because I was a strong-willed, independent child myself, I thought I was parenting my strong-willed child right. Here’s what I learned was doing wrong.   For 8 months now, I’ve been parenting a two-year-old and a three-year-old. Two under two has nothing on the phase of “No! I do it by myself.” And all the […]

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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 […]

When my daughter hurt another child at school, I left upset, disappointed, and frustrated. Little did I know that I had overlooked her jealousy and missed warning signs...

My Daughter’s Jealousy & My Disappointment: What I learned

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The day I sent my little girl off into the world of preschool, my heart broke a bit. And since that day, I have patiently waited for my turn to observe her class. That day was last week. The morning started off with glances shot towards one another. Anytime our gaze met, we would smile […]

This Year Best Parenting Tips

The Year’s Best Parenting Tips

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When I started my blog, I had next-to-no idea my writing would evolve into posting parenting tips. Initially, my vision was healthy recipes and activities on a simple budget. My blog stats began dictating I move away from my original concept. And so, I began writing parenting articles and tips more and let go of recipes […]

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Calm Down Corner: Why Have One & What’s In Ours

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I’m not a parenting expert. I hardly have the most peaceful, sane household. However, using a calm down corner has served us well and may help you too 🙂   I’m most certainly in the thick of it as far as toddlerhood goes. My daughter is just shy of three-and-a-half; my son had his second […]

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Lessons From The Playground

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If you’re visiting Parenting from the Heart for the first time, click here to see my Readers’ Favourite Posts.   Weather-permitting, we spend a lot of our day at the playground. Sibling rivalry seemingly dissipates as soon as my kids’ feet hit the grass. The park becomes a canvas for games of chase, escaping dragons […]