Author Archives: Ariadne Brill
Natural Consequences can be a powerful gentle parenting tool in disciplining children, but sometimes Natural Consequences prove to be too dangerous. MORE
Do you ever feel bogged down and negative about your parenting interactions when you are feeling tired, stressed or overwhelmed?
Try a new way of confronting usual parenting challenges. Try to play when you were usually serious and flexibility if you were otherwise set in your decision. That change will help your brain become unstuck from the negative rut and return to your positive and peaceful goal. MORE
Children must feel a full range of emotions, frustration included for healthy development and gently responding to tantrums and remembering to also meet a childs need does not equal being manipulated, tricked or permissive. Positive interactions, especially during upset feelings are what help children cope with a host of feelings as they grow and create trust between parent and child. MORE
Sometimes we get caught up complaining that our children are not responding to us when we would like them to. We think they are dawdling, or taking their “sweet time”, “dragging their feet” or just being “selfish.” The thing is, often we expect flexibility from our children but forget to give it in return! MORE