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 […]

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 […]

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Positive Discipline: The Best Strategy to Turn Bad Behaviour Around

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When your child’s bad behaviour just won’t turn around, this positive discipline technique is incredibly effective. Find out what to do and how it works below.    It wasn’t a long road trip and I felt like I had prepared so well.    I had taken my kids to the playground before we left.   […]

Positive Parenting discipline or Positive Parenting disciplinary techniques are incredibly effective, rooted in research, and maintain the trust between parent and child. Find some of the best positive parenting strategies here. Gentle parenting, attachment parenting. Parenting toddlers, parenting young kids. Authoritarian parenting.

Best Positive Parenting Discipline Techniques

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Positive parenting discipline is incredibly effective but it is also a lot of work. Find a plethora of positive parenting resources below.   Whether it’s in the candy aisle at the grocery store, at school pickup, or at a family gathering, we’ve all been there. Our child acts out and there is an audience. It […]

Punish tantrums and Emotional Outbursts: Should you do it? Find out what research says about what works best for parenting through tantrums, emotional outbursts and more. Positive parenting, authoritative parenting, best parenting practices, tips for tantrums, tips for meltdowns

Why you Shouldn’t Punish Tantrums And What You Can Do Instead

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Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says you should face meltdowns, rude outbursts, and tantruming.Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says you should face meltdowns, rude outbursts, and tantruming. Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says to effectively […]

Parenting a strong-willed child is challenging, but there is one crucial key to doing it and doing it well. Click through to find out more.

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!”   […]

Research has shown time and again that punishment is ineffective when parenting. Find out why punishment doesn't work and what to do instead. These parenting techniques are the best way to raise well behaved, moral children. Authoritarian versus authoritative parenting, developmental psychology, parenting styles, positive parenting tips, gentle parenting strategies, moral reasoning, internal locus of control. Punishment is bad. Why punishment is ineffective. Why punishment doesn't work. Parenting from the Heart, positive parenting strategies

Why Punishment is Ineffective & What to do Instead

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No one wants a spoiled child who doesn’t listen. But research and child experts say punishment is ineffective. Here is what you can do instead.   Most of us were raised by a generation who experienced corporal punishment at home and at school.   For instance, my dad remembers being pulled out of class. (He […]

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Calm Down Corner: Why Have One & What’s In Ours

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I’m not a parenting expert. I hardly have the most peaceful, sane household. However, using a calm down corner has served us well and may help you too 🙂   I’m most certainly in the thick of it as far as toddlerhood goes. My daughter is just shy of three-and-a-half; my son had his second […]

I ebb and flow through social media and phone addiction. It used to be this overwhelming urge not to miss out and to stay connected that had a hold on me. Now, I want to have it on hand to stay in contact with my husband throughout his work day and to capture stills of my kids' play.

Presently and Pleasantly Unplugged

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If you’re visiting Parenting from the Heart for the first time, click here to see my Readers’ Favourite Posts.  “Let’s wait outside for Papa,” I urged the kids wanting to get them outside. We bunkered down on the front porch and waited. No Papa. As the gray clouds rolled in, my daughter gulped back my […]