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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Parenting a Sensitive Child: Empowering strategies for difficult emotions

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Parenting a sensitive child can, at times, feel like you’re navigating a mine field. Here are positive parenting resources to effectively parent your emotional child.   My four-year-old son is the most sensitive child I know. Thanks to his sensitivity, he is affectionate, kind-hearted and earnest. There is no in my life who tells me […]

If you have faced regular after-school meltdowns, don't worry. Here are powerful, practical tips for kids to get ahead of crying and whining. Positive Parenting strategies. Parenting from the Heart

After-School Meltdowns: Practical Strategies to Get Ahead of Crying and Whining

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If you have faced regular after-school meltdowns, don’t worry. Here are powerful, practical tips for kids to get ahead of crying and whining.   We had just arrived home after a challenging road trip home. My oldest son was sick and upset the whole way home. The baby wanted to nurse endlessly. On top of […]

Kids sharing. When battles over toys happen, here is a strategy that will restore peace and end power struggles. Also find out what research says about why kids struggle to share so much and why you should't force your child to share.

Kids Sharing: This is How to put an end Fighting Over Toys

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When battles over toys happen, here is a strategy that will end fights over toys and answer the question about kids sharing.    This summer our front patio has become a place that the neighbour kids congregate. When we’re home, it’s common to have anywhere from two to eight kids outside playing with mine. Whether […]

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 […]