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Shy Children Don’t Need to be Fixed

September 15th, 2014 | 6 Comments

There is nothing wrong about being introverted or shy. Actually, there are a whole lot of good qualities that come with it. Dr. Sears has explained in several of his writings that introverted children are often calm, observant, and cautious.  MORE

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Gentle Discipline for Babies Who Bite

August 8th, 2014 | Comments Off on Gentle Discipline for Babies Who Bite

Looking at your baby it might be hard to believe that such a sweet loving little one could…bite you! Most parents are caught completely off guard by that first bite and are uncertain how to handle it. Is it possible to stop babies from biting in a gentle, respectful, non-punitive way?  MORE

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Handling Disagreements: One Important Thing We Can Model for Our Children

May 19th, 2014 | 1 Comment

How often do we forget to model respect? How often do we mumble swear words at the speeding driver, grumble about something our partner forgot to do? Ever catch yourself shouting something mean to your partner, perhaps name calling in the heat of the moment? Ariadne shares tips for modeling respect for our children.  MORE

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Is That Natural Consequence You are Allowing Really a Good Discipline Choice?

January 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Natural Consequences can be a powerful gentle parenting tool in disciplining children, but sometimes Natural Consequences prove to be too dangerous.  MORE

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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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“Mama, Please Wait!” The Benefits of Allowing Children to Ask for Flexibility

July 2nd, 2013 | 5 Comments

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

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A Healing Touch

December 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Sometimes, in caring for our children, you wind up caring for yourself in the most unexpected ways.  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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Coping with Transition: The Three A’s

October 8th, 2012 | 4 Comments

It’s easy to feel discouraged during times of intense transition in your child’s life, and sometimes it takes awhile to realize that what you’re doing is no longer working. Use the 3 A’s to make a new plan!  MORE

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Talents of the Heart

December 30th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Our world is ruled by competition and recognition. Determination and excellent reign supreme. But shining light on other characteristics can lead to a more cooperative and compassionate society.  MORE

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