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 you pick your child up from school, does your child meltdown? Don’t worry. This is totally normal. And there is so much you can do to help your child calm down. Find effective self-regulation strategies and activities for kids below.

After School Meltdowns: Why They Happen and What You Can Do

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When you pick your child up from school, does your child meltdown? Don’t worry. This is totally normal. Find out why self-regulation is so hard for children as well as simple, powerful strategies to promote calmness.   I don’t think I’ll ever forget that conversation. It actually kind of caught me off guard.   I […]

Help calm down an angry child with these positive parenting strategies

Calm an Angry Child: Positive Parenting Strategies That Work!

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A spirited, strong-willed, intense, or angry child… these are all terms that we often use, or hear to describe kids with strong emotions. What we don’t always know is how to help them calm down, or how to teach them to achieve calm themselves. Here are positive parenting strategies to help calm an angry child. […]

Raising spirited children is involved, dynamic, and difficult. They are also a source of immense pride and have been shown to have greater successes later in life than their non-spirited counterparts. Find incredible resources on how to successfully raise strong-willed kids here.

Insights & Strategies for Raising Strong-Willed Children

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Raising strong-willed children is a demanding process. We can’t just demand compliance because it won’t work. Find positive parenting strategiess below.   Her blood-curdling scream was enough to wake the baby and send chills down my spine.   “I told you to STOP!” she yelled.   I had never heard my daughter speak to me […]

Punish tantrums and Emotional Outbursts: Should you do it? Find out what research says about what works best for parenting through tantrums, emotional outbursts and more. Positive parenting, authoritative parenting, best parenting practices, tips for tantrums, tips for meltdowns

Why you Shouldn’t Punish Tantrums And What You Can Do Instead

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Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says you should face meltdowns, rude outbursts, and tantruming.Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says you should face meltdowns, rude outbursts, and tantruming. Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says to effectively […]

Parenting a strong-willed child is challenging, but there is one crucial key to doing it and doing it well. Click through to find out more.

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!”   […]

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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 […]

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BEST Books for a Spirited Child & Their Parents too!

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This post contains affiliate links. The price you pay on Amazon is the same, however I get a very small commission.    Toddlerhood is a ‘spirited’ time to say the least. Kids’ desire to do things by themselves and demonstrate their will can become the forefront of everything. That said, there are some kids that […]

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 […]