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Gentle Discipline for Babies Who Bite

August 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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5 Lessons My Kids Taught Me

March 11th, 2014 | 7 Comments

Children are amazing teachers, when we only stop to listen. Justin of Lone Home Ranger shares 5 lessons her children taught her.  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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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 2

December 11th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Discipline that “works” honors the innate worth of everyone involved. Teaching with wisdom releases old held patterns of shaming, harm and other negative outcomes while focusing on behavior that is appropriate and allowing the child to be the unique being she is here to be. Children who are guided in this way have the potential to greatly impact society in a positive manner.  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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