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Discipline for That Kid that Bites, Hits and Screams

Discipline for That Kid that Bites, Hits and Screams

Danny just turned three years old and he used to be that kid.  That kid that bites, hits and screams at playgroup…The kid everyone kind of sighs about when he arrives. That kid that ends up being placed in time out several times or taken home mid activity. Danny isn’t that kid anymore!  Here is a glimpse of what … Continue reading »

What is the Difference between Praise and Encouragement?

What is the Difference between Praise and Encouragement?

focusing on their abilities/strengths/qualities–things you want to encourage for they help our children become more confident, feel more capable, able to take risks, to rally from mistakes, to move through struggle. To know “I can really use my brain” sets a child up to work through a tough homework problem in an empowering way. Hearing “You are so smart!” can leave a child at a loss when they don’t do well on a test, or when they can’t figure out a problem. Using “You CAN be” instead of “You ARE…” gives a child the chance to be something else. Empowering! Continue reading »

Teenagers: Competent & Capable

Teenagers: Competent & Capable

Often the struggles we find ourselves caught in with our children can be eased by recognizing and honoring their age appropriate capabilities. And with their capable, competent selves appreciated and affirmed, we can now build a strong foundation for the future independent and successful adult we all hope for. Isnʼt this just what our parenting … Continue reading »

6 Tips for Parenting a Shy Child

This is a guest post by Olga Mecking I am a shy person and an introvert. I have three children one of which can be considered shy. If you find yourself in a similar situation, here are six tips, both from my own experience and from what I read on parenting a shy child: 1)      … Continue reading »

Do Consequences Actually Work?

Do Consequences Actually Work?

A time out may stop a child from spitting or hitting. The threat of “no TV” may get a child to pick up his clothing from the floor. But…can consequences help children learn what to do instead of spitting or hitting? Will the continuous use of punitive consequences motivate children to be less messy, noisy, … Continue reading »

Making Childhood Memories

Making Childhood Memories

Fostering peaceful and lasting childhood memories. Written by Rachel When you think back to your childhood, what do you remember most? Is it the good times or the bad. The times that you went on vacation or just the simple times at home? Making memories with your children does not have to be complex. However … Continue reading »

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