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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, […]

Gorgeous Fall Crafts for kids using leaves

11 Stunning Fall Leaf Crafts You’ll Want to do with Your Kids

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Looking for simple and gorgeous Fall crafts for kids? These kids activities are simple and AWESOME! Many are rooted in play-based learning.   Autumn hits and I get the itch to craft. The audacious colours of Fall are truly inspiring. The only ‘problem’ is that this year, September and October have been incredibly mild. Don’t […]

Time in time out and a mistake you might be making and want to avoid. This positive parenting strategy is simple and effective.

Time Ins and the Fundamental Mistake You Want to Avoid

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When it came to the principle of time in/ time out, I thought I understood it thoroughly. But I was making one substantial mistake.   Every so often, life gets the best of my normally agreeable and earnest four-year-old son. Whether he’s tired, out of his routine, or aggravated by some other factor, he becomes emotional, […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

Our home has been consumed by toys. Here's the problem. I'm not ready to start paying allowance yet. In fact, I'm undecided about the whole thing. So I got creative and you know what? It worked. Find the secret to getting your kids to clean up and help out around the house. Comes with a free printable!

This is the Secret to Getting Your Kids to Clean Up Each and Every Time

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Lately, our home has been consumed by toys. Here’s the problem. I’m not ready to start paying allowance yet. In fact, I’m undecided about the whole thing. So I got creative and you know what? It worked. Find the secret to getting your kids to clean up and help out around the house. Comes with […]

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 […]

After school is your child overstimulated and overtired? Find simple, powerful activities and strategies to calm your child.

30+ Calming Kids Activities That Will Promote Peace in Your Household

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After school is your child overstimulated and overtired? Find simple, powerful activities and strategies to calm your child.   Back to school has come with a slew of intense emotions. At the end of August, my son started kindergarten. In the days leading up to the first day of school, he was quite sensitive. We […]