Author Archives: Ariadne Brill

Child Misbehavior: Here’s How to Make Lasting Changes and Teach your Child How to Behave Better.

Child Misbehavior: Here’s How to Make Lasting Changes and Teach your Child How to Behave Better.

Inside: What can you do to Change Your Child’s Behavior Without Punishment, Yelling or Getting Mad Everything I know about disciplining kids is apparently completely wrong. Dave, father of two That’s what a dad shared with me in a parent group chat. “I’m supposed to be nice when my son is misbehaving and being a… Continue Reading

When To Worry About Tantrums & Meltdowns in the Toddler Years

When To Worry About Tantrums & Meltdowns in the Toddler Years

Tantrums are typically the way your child releases big feelings. This can be frustration, sadness, tiredness or hunger. While sometimes avoidable, often tantrums just really happen in a blink of the eye. Your toddler can’t keep it together, whines, cries and screams for a bit. This can be a completely normal part of child development.
You can expect that most children will have a tantrum at some point, if not many, as tantrums are just expressions of overwhelm, frustration and other big emotions. Continue Reading

Raising Happy Kids: How your Parenting Choices Can Protect Your Child’s Mental Health

Raising Happy Kids: How your Parenting Choices Can Protect Your Child’s Mental Health

Mental health affects the way your child thinks, feels and behaves. Taking your child’s mental health into consideration, when making parenting decisions is a really smart idea.  Your child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health.  As a parent, you can play a very positive role in your child’s mental health and… Continue Reading

The Discipline Approach That Helps Babies and Toddlers Thrive

The Discipline Approach That Helps Babies and Toddlers Thrive

Taking a positive approach to discipline for toddlers from the very start. There is a lot of information out there on how to best discipline toddlers but did you know, the best discipline strategy already starts in the baby years?  Parents often spend a great deal of time in the early days invested in attending… Continue Reading

How to Discipline Children Effectively without Quick Hacks and Punishments

How to Discipline Children Effectively without Quick Hacks and Punishments

Quick and clever discipline hacks tend to fail or make unwanted behaviors even worse. Discover here better, more effective and developmentally appropriate ways to discipline your child. Counting methods, sticker charts, automatic timers, fuzzy pom-poms and rubber bands…good discipline? These are some of the popular recommendations for dealing with misbehavior. If you tried all the… Continue Reading

How To Discipline A Strong Willed Child In a Positive Way

How To Discipline A Strong Willed Child In a Positive Way

Inside: Parenting and disciplining a strong willed child can be challenging. Learn positive parenting approaches to reduce emotional outbursts and power struggles when your child is very determined and stubborn. At the dinner table, my two year old, easily described as a strong willed child, asked for water. I kindly poured some into the glass… Continue Reading

Get Your Toddler To Listen and Cooperate (Positive Parenting Examples)

Get Your Toddler To Listen and Cooperate (Positive Parenting Examples)

Inside: How do you discipline a child that won’t listen? Understand toddler behavior and learn positive ways to encourage cooperation. Examples of how to use positive parenting strategies to get your toddler to listen included. One very challenging task in the early years of parenting is finding ways to encourage cooperation and listening. You might find… Continue Reading

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