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.   There is no one in my life who tells me they love me more frequently than my four-year-old son.   On a daily basis, while I’m in the middle […]

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 […]

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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 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.   “I have the best idea of my life!” My five-year-old’s eyes danced […]

Time in time out and a mistake you might be making and want to avoid. This positive parenting strategy is simple and effective.

Time In/ Time Out: One mistake you might be making

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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.   Overall, my almost four-year-old is an agreeable, earnest, and incredibly kindhearted child. But every so often, life gets the best of him. Whether he’s tired, out of his routine, or […]

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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Kids aren’t listening? It’s so frustrating to correct our kids over and over. Try these two crucial positive parenting strategies and your kids will listen.   “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. […]