Because I was fiercely independent as a child myself, I mistakenly thought I was parenting my strong-willed independent child exactly as she should be. But I was wrong.

The Mistake I’ve Made Parenting My Strong-Willed, Independent Child

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Because I was a strong-willed, independent child myself, I thought I was parenting my strong-willed child right. Here’s what I learned was doing wrong.   For 8 months now, I’ve been parenting a two-year-old and a three-year-old. Two under two has nothing on the phase of “No! I do it by myself.” And all the […]

Leaving the house with toddlers verges on my undoing on the best of days. This day in particular, I was under siege.

Leaving the House With Toddlers And The Demise Of Punctuality

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  It always starts with the best-laid plans. It really does. The morning marked a fresh start. The prospect of getting out of the house was promising. We were meeting at a friend’s who just had a baby. One girlfriend was bringing Starbucks. I had offered to bring lunch. All we had to do was […]

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Social Stories For Parenting Toddlers

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  There is an unexpected rigidity in toddlers that can make the most patient of people want to pull their hair out. Those moments include but are not limited to when their milk is poured into the wrong cup, the socks they always wear suddenly feel “funny,” or they collapse into a wailing mess of […]

Toddlerhood really is both the best and worst of times. Here are over 10 tips on parenting through difficult toddler behaviour that are centred in positive, empathetic parenting

Positive Parenting Strategies for Difficult Toddler Behaviour & Tantrums

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Toddlerhood is not for the faint of heart. Here are positive parenting tips for difficult toddler behaviour, such as toddler tantrums, that are rooted in research.   I remember when I really thought difficult toddlers were really in the eye of the beholder. While there may be some merit to that notion, let’s get real.   Case […]

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Falling In Love With My Son All Over Again

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If you’re visiting Parenting from the Heart for the first time, click here to see my Readers’ Favourite Posts. I don’t remember too much from the early months of my son’s life. I had an almost 15 month-old daughter the day he was born. My husband and I hadn’t even celebrated our second wedding anniversary. […]