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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

When my daughter started school, I was so eager to find out about her day. When, "I don't know," was all I was getting, I had to get creative. Here are powerful strategies to connect with your child and find out about their day actually get answers to your questions!

How to Ask About Your Child’s Day and Actually Get Answers!

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When my daughter started school, I was so eager to find out about her day. When, “I don’t know,” was all I was getting, I had to get creative. Here are effective ways to find out about your child’s day! I had heard a million times over that when kids are asked about their days, […]

Help turn your child's anger and difficult behaviour around. Powerful positive parenting strategies. Parenting from the Heart

Powerful Strategies to Turn Your Child’s Anger and Difficult Behaviour Around

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When your child gets angry or their behaviour becomes especially difficult, remember these two simple, powerful strategies. Rooted in positive parenting, these strategies will restore calmness and mitigate meltdowns.   It pains me to say this, but my four-year-old son and I lost the harmony we once had.   Honestly, I have never totally understood […]

Many were raised using punishment. Spanking and timeouts were the norms. Find out what research says and the answer to the 'I turned out fine' argument. Find out what are the best discipline techniques and so much more. Positive parenting. Parenting from the Heart #parenting #positiveparenting #positivediscipline #punishment #childdevelopment

Punishing Kids: THIS is what we’re missing when we say ‘I turned out fine’

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Research says punishment is not an effective way of raising our kids. But so many of us were punished and turned out fine. Find out what research says to that argument.   It was one of those best-laid-plans-gone-awry type moments resulting from an epic meltdown.   We had just gotten to the park. Anticipating a couple of […]

Society has unrealistic expectations when it comes to baby sleep. These helpful and easy tips will help gently coach your baby to sleep without the cry it out method or controlled crying. Tips are rooted in positive parenting/ attachment parenting and are research based.

Baby Sleep: Why sleep training might not work & what to do instead

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 When it comes to baby sleep, it seems society’s expectations are too high. Find gentle ways to encourage your baby to sleep here.   In many ways, we’ve lost sight of our instincts and our perspective when it comes to baby sleep.   I assume it’s because of the pressures of a nine to five […]

When should you be limiting screen time. What are the signs you and your child are engaging in too much screen time and what can you do about it. What are the consequences of too much screen time in kids? Find screen-free activities, what research says about screen time and more!

Limiting Screen Time: When it’s time to cut back & what to do

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Limiting screen time is essential today. We get engrossed and so do our kids. Find simple ways to reduce screen time in your family that keeps everyone happy.   The first order of business this New Year is to limit my screen time and that of my kids. Let me paint you a picture of […]