Tagged with Kindness

Mama, Please Wait!

Mama, Please Wait!

  Sometimes we get caught up in 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,” or “dragging their feet” or just being “selfish.” Here’s the thing though, how long does it take for us to respond to a … Continue reading »

Shame Does Not Teach Children to Do Better

Shame Does Not Teach Children to Do Better

It’s beyond unfortunate to see so many people cheering on the shame and the humiliation that so many parents are freely dishing out. It’s human nature to instinctively want to fit in with others and behavior is incredibly contagious…Shame and humiliation teach shame and humiliation. On the other hand, kindness begets kindness, respect brings about respect. Continue reading »

Kindness: Building Block #7 for Positive Parenting

when we are kind and others are kind to us, it has the power to create happiness! When our children experience kindness, in our requests, in our actions and intentions, our world together can become a brighter and happier experience. Children will listen and cooperate because our requests are sincere, understandable and our expectations are fair and presented in a considerate way. Continue reading »

Making Time To Connect On Busy Days

Making Time To Connect On Busy Days

As parents, our days are often busy and bustling, whether we go out to work or not. And although these busy days have their pros – we get to socialize, make friends, change our scenery, get fresh air and be productive – they can also be difficult and overstimulating for our children. Continue reading »

Responsibility: Building Block for Positive Parenting #5

Responsibility: Building Block for Positive Parenting #5

Responsibility is not something we can demand or insist upon from our children. It is something that is learned, by trial and error, by observation and by receiving ample chances to do things over again when needed. The process of learning responsibility can come with great pride and sometimes it involves experiencing failure and disappointment. Responsibility is about having the mindfulness to solve problems in a way that reflects our inner values of goodness, peace and kindness. Continue reading »

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