Tag Archives: attachment parenting

6 Ways to Gently Respond To A Tantrum

July 19th, 2013 | 37 Comments

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

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Bedtime Connection

October 29th, 2012 | 6 Comments

Try taking a bit of time to relax, cuddle, and just listen after you say goodnight, before you leave the room. Be open to what your kids have to say in the dark — without judgment, without routines and schedules, without places to be or things to do.  MORE

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