Pop psychology is littered with information on the consequences of timeouts and why parents should use time-ins instead. The truth is, it isn’t as cut and dry as that. Inside you will find info on positive discipline including time-ins as well as what research says about both disciplinary techniques. The research on time-ins vs. timeouts […] Continue reading
When I first read that parenting without ultimatums was more effective, I was confused. Once I figured out how to parent this way, my kids began to listen better and our family was more peaceful. Chaos consumed our family for far too long. The main floor erupted into a physical and emotional minefield. Lego and little […] Continue reading
When we entered into a cycle of timeouts and my son’s behavior only got worse, this approach changed everything. Our family is more peaceful and happier than before. When my second son was born, my two-year-old son started acting out. Before the baby’s arrival, our days were filled with building forts and laughter. I was […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
Hi, I’m Alana. When I’m not nursing cold, stale coffee, I usually can be found with the baby on my hip, barefoot, and racing after my two older kids.
Thanks to a degree in psychology and a free-range childhood backing onto an expansive evergreen forest, positive parenting and play-based learning are my passions.