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

Positive Discipline: What we’re missing when it comes to punishment

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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 and more!   It was one of those best-laid-plans-gone-awry type moments.   We had just gotten to the park. Anticipating a couple of hours of play, I had snacks, […]

Society has unrealistic expectations when it comes to baby sleep. These helpful and easy tips will help gently coach your baby to sleep without the cry it out method or controlled crying. Tips are rooted in positive parenting/ attachment parenting and are research based.

Baby Sleep: Why sleep training might not work & what to do instead

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 When it comes to baby sleep, it seems society’s expectations are too high. Find gentle ways to encourage your baby to sleep here.   In many ways, we’ve lost sight of our instincts and our perspective when it comes to baby sleep.   I assume it’s because of the pressures of a nine to five […]

When should you be limiting screen time. What are the signs you and your child are engaging in too much screen time and what can you do about it. What are the consequences of too much screen time in kids? Find screen-free activities, what research says about screen time and more!

Limiting Screen Time: When it’s time to cut back & what to do

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Limiting screen time is essential today. We get engrossed and so do our kids. Find simple ways to reduce screen time in your family that keeps everyone happy.   The first order of business this New Year is to limit my screen time and that of my kids. Let me paint you a picture of […]

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 […]

Sure there aren't any kids that listen all the time, but I would go so far to say my kids aren't obedient. There are two big reasons why I'm more than okay with kids not being obedient. Find out why by clicking here. Positive parenting, gentle parenting, empathetic parenting, authoritarian versus authoritative parenting, moral reasoning critical thinking. Parenting toddlers and preschoolers.

My Kids Aren’t Obedient and That’s Okay

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My kids aren’t obedient because I don’t expect them to be. And there’s good reason for this. Find out why obedient kids should not be a goal of parenting.   As we entered into my OB-GYN’s office, we may as well have been a three-ringed-circus.   At eight months pregnant, I was so big my […]

Here are strategies for helping your sensitive son navigate his feelings and feel strong when he may otherwise feel especially sensitive.

How to get your Sensitive Son to ‘Man Up’

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Society may not favour sensitive boys, however they are a gift. Find out how can you encourage your sensitive son to be strong without changing who he is.   Of my two kids, my son is the most sensitive.   My daughter is basically my carbon copy. Though she is spirited and strong-willed, I find […]

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 […]

Looking for positive parenting or empathetic parenting strategies for disciplining toddlers and young children? Here are 5 alternatives to timeouts rooted in positive, empathetic parenting.

5 Positive Parenting Alternatives to Timeouts

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Want to discipline your child using positive parenting strategies? Check out there 5 alternatives to timeouts below!   I remember when I came across that first website. I had poured over it because it was laden with so many rich, positive parenting strategies. As I combed through each assertion nodding, I took note of what […]

Tips for Potty training regressions

Potty Training Regression Tips to Save Your Sanity

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I wish I could attest to a potty training technique that effectively teaches children. If only I could say that what worked for us was either the three-day, three-week, or three-step potty training program. I have no such affirmation to provide you with. I have no tales of expedient success. Potty training both my daughter […]