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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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Ways to Discipline a Child, Part 1

December 7th, 2010 | 6 Comments

Discipline is often thought of as something we do to a child when they do something that we do not want them to do. In this sense, punishment and discipline can become confused and the opportunity for true discipline is lost or misguided.  MORE

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