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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Help calm down an angry child with these positive parenting strategies

Calm an Angry Child: Positive Parenting Strategies That Work!

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A spirited, strong-willed, intense, or angry child… these are all terms that we often use, or hear to describe kids with strong emotions. What we don’t always know is how to help them calm down, or how to teach them to achieve calm themselves. Here are positive parenting strategies to help calm an angry child. […]

A strong-willed child is both an incredible gift and an incredible challenge. Namely, getting a strong-willed child to cooperate is no easy feat. Find excellent positive parenting strategies to diminish power struggles and get your strong-willed child to listen and listen well. Parenting from the Heart

How to End Power Struggles with Your Strong-Willed Child

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Strong-willed children are prone to power struggles. They’re outspoken and fiercely determined. As parents, we must encourage cooperation while maintaing their spirited nature. This is how.   Rationalizing with my strong-willed daughter is no easy feat. At all. A perfect example was this weekend.   “I have the best idea of my life!” Her big eyes […]

The One Strategy That Turns Tyrannical Behaviour Around

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.   […]

Kids not listening? These two helpful strategies are great tips on how to get your kids to listen. Great positive parenting strategies for parents with young kids, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Your Kids Will Listen if You do THIS

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It’s so frustrating to repeat ourselves endlessly. These positive parenting strategies work in a way that kids will listen (almost) every time.   “It looks like a beautiful ballroom!” she said. My five-year-old daughter was awestruck. She approached the open restaurant floor and twirled with wonderment. In truth, the bistro was attractive and inviting. So I couldn’t […]

This How Negative Language Impacts Children and Here’s How to Make it Better

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We tend to underestimate how negative language impacts children. Find out why it is a less effective form of discipline and very basic alternatives below.   My three-year-old son can be strong-willed and vocal. But, most of the time, he is open to reason.   That all changed three weeks ago. We had come back from […]

Is positive parenting permissive parenting?

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 […]