after school meltdowns
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 how […] Continue reading
Does your child have after-school meltdowns? 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 his first day, he was quite sensitive. We did our best to explain what […] Continue reading
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. Includes a free printable with these strategies at the bottom of this post. On my daughter’s first day of […] Continue reading
Hi, I’m Alana. When I’m not nursing cold, stale coffee, I usually can be found with the baby on my hip, barefoot, and racing after my two older kids.
Thanks to a degree in psychology and a free-range childhood backing onto an expansive evergreen forest, positive parenting and play-based learning are my passions.