Hi! I’m Alana. Originally from Vancouver, BC, I am the mom to three young kids. Just a couple of years ago, I was the mom of two under two. Quickly learning through play and positive parenting strategies became my saving graces. Though I am learning as I go, I love to do dust of the login details and pour through psych research. Parenting from the Heart is the culmination of my life lessons with my kids, research, fun activities we’ve done!
What IS Parenting from the Heart?
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. Based on my experience, empathy, paraphrasing, learning through play, and clear expectations yield the best results.
WHY I STARTED BLOGGING
When I got pregnant much sooner than we had planned with our second, I knew I would have to get creative fast. Parenting two under two was not what I planned on, but it has opened up my life and my heart boundlessly. Being at home with my two very young toddlers has yielded so many life lessons, as well as a perpetual need for coffee. I wanted to share some of what we do and some of the things we learned along the way. Little did I know, I would soon have readers, commenters, and people sharing in my writing!
Now, I spend my days blogging, cleaning, playing, crafting, cleaning some more, nursing cold coffee, exploring, and re-exploring all of life’s wonders through my children’s eyes.
I’m so honoured to have you visit my blog and am happy to have you join along as I parent from the heart <3
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Accolades & Other Accomplishments
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Ina Library says
Your energy and attitude are electric! I’m so happy that I found a mom like you who is passionate about writing and motherhood. Can’t wait to read more!!
This is so kind! I can’t wait to check out your blog too <3
I continue to be inspired by your blog. Because of this, I am nominating you for a Sunshine Blogger award. =)
Brittany Logsdon says
Hello! Lots of great information on your blog! Thanks for sharing <3
Cecilia Lopez says
I love your blog and all the information you are sharing with us. Thank you so much for that!
Wondering if you have some information regarding kids afraid of dogs. We just got a puppy recently and my son (6 yrs old) love her but my daughter (8 yrs old) was good with the puppy for few days only and then she started reacting very scared every time the dog is moving around and she is not able to even walk close to the dog or move around the house without jumping on all chairs and trying to keep her feet away from the dog.
I want to know how can I help my daughter? how can she believe that the puppy is not going to hurt her?
how should I manage this situation?
instead of been happy about the new family member, I am super stressed and sad, I can’t understand what is going on on her mind, I noticed she is not listening at all what I am saying and I just don’t know what to do.
Thank you in advance,
Alana Pace says
Thank you so much for your kind words and for your important question. It must be so hard for you as a parent to see your daughter so fearful and be unsure of how to respond. When it comes to addressing your daughter’s fear, one of the most effective means of treatment is what’s known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). While working with a trained professional is the best course of action, you can read up on using the techniques at home at your own discretion. Here is one resource. If you google CBT for phobias you will find many more resources on the topic. I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any additional questions and I’ll do my best to help.
Hi Alana! I’m a FTM to a beautiful 3 month old baby girl and I’m so happy I found your blog! Positive parenting sums up our approach to raising our daughter. I didn’t know there was a name for it! Can’t wait to follow along and read more good stuff from you.