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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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Is Positive Parenting Permissive Parenting?

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  Positive parenting also known as empathetic, authoritative, gentle, or peaceful parenting is a parenting style that avoids imposing punishments and uses positive forms of discipline. A glimpse into the household of a positive parent and it would be easy to wonder, is positive parenting permissive?   Positive parents either do not, or try their best […]

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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 […]

6 Ways To Promote Language Development In Toddlers

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Worried about your child’s language development? Here are 6 ways to promote language development in toddlers based on research and expert advice!   The silence from my son from infancy through to after his first birthday was deafening.   My daughter is only fifteen months older than he is. As a result, I had just […]

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Falling In Love With My Son All Over Again

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If you’re visiting Parenting from the Heart for the first time, click here to see my Readers’ Favourite Posts. I don’t remember too much from the early months of my son’s life. I had an almost 15 month-old daughter the day he was born. My husband and I hadn’t even celebrated our second wedding anniversary. […]

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10 Outdoor Activities to Increase Toddler Vocabulary

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Language development has always been of interest to me. It became that much more of a focus when my son was fifteen months and wasn’t really speaking. Today thanks to a lot of time spent reading, engaged in activities like those listed below, and his own capacity and curiosity, it is hard to find a […]

An Ode to Transitional Songs

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As soon as my daughter was born, I found myself singing to her almost immediately, as if it was instinctive. Considering nursery rhymes are believed to date back as early as the 13th century, the pastime is certainly ingrained in our culture (full article from Wikipedia, here). Today, a growing body of research has demonstrated the […]