Parenting a strong-willed child is full of ups and downs. Find out the key to raising them successfully without breaking their spirit. She screams, "I don't like you anymore!" as she slams her bedroom door. Or, his hands on his hips, he looks me dead in the eye and declares, "I'm leaving the family!" They're heated, hurt, and resorting to anything. Something has … [Read more...] about Parenting a Strong-Willed Child: This is How to do it Right
Parenting a strong-willed or spirited child is prone to power struggles. Sometimes reading and humour are the best ways to reset. Find get resources here. Parenting a strong-willed child is the most humbling and rewarding endeavour of my life. And it just so happens I'm not parenting one spirited child, but two. What defines a spirited or strong-willed … [Read more...] about 10+ Children’s Books That Will Make Your Strong-Willed Child Laugh
When you're faced with difficult toddler behaviour, it can be painful. You simply want to move forward with your day, yet your child is digging in his heals or throwing a tantrum. Find positive parenting tips that will mitigate meltdowns and willfulness. It is amazing how quickly a toddler meltdown can overtake even the best laid plans. Case and point, one evening, I … [Read more...] about 10+ Effective Strategies to Mitigate Difficult Toddler Behaviour
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. On my daughter's first day of preschool, I arrived in the school parking lot about 20 minutes before dismissal. Three hours seemed like a minor eternity … [Read more...] about After School Meltdowns: Why They Happen and What You Can Do
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. The day started off wonderfully. My … [Read more...] about Calm an Angry Child: Positive Parenting Strategies That Work!