Babies need positive attention and guidance to grow healthy and happy. In your baby’s first year you may have many questions about guidance and discipline. Some of the most common questions about babies first year and discipline are:

When does discipline begin? What to do when a baby bites? What if your baby will only sleep on you or in your arms? Is controlled crying safe for babies? Is there a way to avoid sleep training? Do babies need discipline like time out? Is distraction a good discipline tool for babies? Do I have to teach my baby to share? What if my baby hits a friend during a playdate?

Positive Parenting principles of unconditional love, respect and kind, clear guidance can be helpful from the very start of your baby’s life. Read on to find all you need to help you make confident decisions about care and guidance in your babies first year.

Why The Best Discipline for Your Baby Does Not Look Like Discipline At All

Why The Best Discipline for Your Baby Does Not Look Like Discipline At All

How To Discipline Your Baby In A Positive Way Responding positively to your baby teaches him to trust you and your guidance. While babies are growing they may do certain things, like spitting, hitting or kicking when upset, throwing food down from a high chair or taking a toy away from a playmate. These behaviors…

Picking Eating and The Division of Responsiblity in Feeding

Picking Eating and The Division of Responsiblity in Feeding

Many children are quite picky during meal times. For parents, this can bring up worries, frustration, power struggles and moments of disconnection. While it’s pretty normal for children to be selective about what and how much they wish to eat, there are ways for parents to encourage healthy eating habits, without resorting to demands, struggles and conflict….

A Positive Parent’s Guide to Introducing a New Baby to Your Toddler

A Positive Parent’s Guide to Introducing a New Baby to Your Toddler

It’s something you’ve been looking forward to with a lot of excitement. And yes, an equal amount of anxiety. Introducing your new baby to your toddler. You know from experience that the first few months of having a baby are the hardest. And yet,  you are committed to not neglect your older child in the…

Your Child Wants You

Your Child Wants You

It’s easy to think that video games, new clothes and ice cream cones are the way to a child’s heart. Parents often mistake a child’s longing for toys or begging for snacks as their way of saying what’s important. Some kids act out, whine or cry, other kids are more subtle, but the desire is…

How to Discipline When A New Baby Arrives and Siblings Act Out

How to Discipline When A New Baby Arrives and Siblings Act Out

I’m having a very trying time with my three-year-old at the moment. He is a very bright, highly spirited and sensitive little boy. His baby brother was born just a month ago so I appreciate he has had a lot of change to deal with lately. But to be frank I am running out of…

When Baby is Fussy: All About Colic, Gas and Feeding

When Baby is Fussy: All About Colic, Gas and Feeding

A baby’s fussiness, colic, gas or other tummy pains should never be ignored. While Babies can easily become upset, the quicker you can understand the problem and alleviate symptoms the sooner your child will calm. The many reasons for a baby’s upset stomach are not that dissimilar to the causes of an upset stomach in…

Soothing the crying baby: How to Tackle the Witching Hour

Soothing the crying baby: How to Tackle the Witching Hour

Crying is how babies communicate and yet, it’s not always easy to cope with the witching hour. In this post, Renee Peters is sharing some really wonderful ideas for how to cope in a positive and peaceful way. ** Witching hour is quite normal. When you think about it, a baby has been in a…

Coping When Babies Don’t Sleep: 10 Ideas to Avoid Crying It Out Training

Coping When Babies Don’t Sleep: 10 Ideas to Avoid Crying It Out Training

Sleep and nighttime parenting is one hot topic when it comes to newborns and babies and even into toddlerhood. This is not a post on tips for sleep training, or intended to start war on nighttime parenting choices. If you hang around the positive parenting connection you know the goal here is to support parents not…

The 1st Birthday Party! Supporting and Celebrating Your Baby.

The 1st Birthday Party! Supporting and Celebrating Your Baby.

**This post is by Liza, who is sharing some gentle and supportive ways to celebrate a first birthday!** The first birthday is such an important milestone in your baby’s life (and yours too). So how can you avoid the stress that often accompanies such milestones and ensure that both you and your baby enjoy the…

7 Tips For Breastfeeding in Public Stress Free

7 Tips For Breastfeeding in Public Stress Free

Years ago as a new mom, I was a bit nervous about breastfeeding my first when I was not at home.  I initially resorted to sitting in the car or hiding away in dressing rooms.  But over time I became more confident and relaxed and ultimately, over the last six years, I have nursed three…

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