Sure there aren't any kids that listen all the time, but I would go so far to say my kids aren't obedient. There are two big reasons why I'm more than okay with kids not being obedient. Find out why by clicking here. Positive parenting, gentle parenting, empathetic parenting, authoritarian versus authoritative parenting, moral reasoning critical thinking. Parenting toddlers and preschoolers.

My Kids Aren’t Obedient and That’s Okay

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My kids aren’t obedient because I don’t expect them to be. And there’s good reason for this. Find out why obedient kids should not be a goal of parenting.   As we entered into my OB-GYN’s office, we may as well have been a three-ringed-circus.   At eight months pregnant, I was so big my […]

If you're a parent of young kids, it's easy to feel like toys are taking over your life. Moreover, it's difficult to consistently get your children to clean up. Click here to get a number of tips on getting your children to clean up including the simplest more effective tip of all. Parenting, kids, toddlers, preschoolers, scaffolding, developmental psychology

The Best Tip to get your Children to Clean Up

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  My favourite sound in the world is the sound of my kids playing.   The richness of their play is fascinating.   In eavesdropping, I gain a deeper understanding of what they have absorbed about the world. I hear their fears, impressions, and what matters to them unfold in their play scenes. Honestly, it gives […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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Best Strategies for Parenting a Spirited Child

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Parenting a spirited child is a very involved, dynamic, & rewarding process. Find positive parenting strategies to parent your spirited child here.   There are times where I wonder if my two kids are trying to reenact a scene from Lord of the Flies.   Really.   In our household, something as simple as changing […]

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 Magic of Play-Based Learning: What Builds and What Breaks?

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One of the biggest issues for children today is that there is an overall absence of free-play. Life is so competitive, so busy. We naturally want our child to have all of the advantages he or she deserves. And so, we sign them up for all sorts of activities; we emphasize academics; and, we orchestrate […]