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Your Child May Have The Best Solution For Unwanted Behavior

Your Child May Have The Best Solution For Unwanted Behavior

My then 3-year old son and I were at our favorite family camp one summer. My son loved to play in the woods – grabbing handfuls of red earth, and throwing them up in the air like fireworks. The beautiful color and sound filled him with joy as the dirt rained down over his head… Continue Reading

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

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

Inside: Understanding regression and misbehavior in your child after the birth of a baby sibling. 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… Continue Reading

Clingy Toddlers are Not Spoiled Here is How to Handle This Very Normal Childhood Phase

Clingy Toddlers are Not Spoiled Here is How to Handle This Very Normal Childhood Phase

Toddler brains are just not mature enough to really know safe from unsafe just yet. Not even at age three or five are children’s brains fully mature enough to really respond well to distress, real or imagined. Clingy toddlers, don’t cling forever. When reassured, loved, and cared for in this stage, toddlers may blossom into confident, capable, happy children. Continue Reading

One Sure Way To Encourage Cooperation in Early Childhood

One Sure Way To Encourage Cooperation in Early Childhood

Inside: Positive ways for encouraging more cooperation from toddlers One very challenging task in the early years of parenting is finding ways to encourage cooperation and listening. Toddlers and pre-schoolers are notorious for saying “NO!” “I can’t” and “I don’t want to!” especially in moments when we would like to hear “yes mama!” and “OK” In… Continue Reading

Positive Parenting: How to Transform Your Communication to Encourage more Cooperation

Positive Parenting: How to Transform Your Communication to Encourage more Cooperation

To encourage children to listen, it’s important to communicate in a way that encourages cooperation.  There are subtle differences in how you speak to your child that can affect whether your child will do what you ask or tune you out. Nagging and yelling usually don’t get children to listen at all.  So why do… Continue Reading

Encouraging Better Behavior When Your Child Acts Out

Encouraging Better Behavior When Your Child Acts Out

How to help a child who is acting out by setting clear, kind limits and offering positive guidance.  Walking out of school, I noticed my son had an envelope in his hand. As he handed it to me with a shy but determined smile he said: “Mom, this is for you. I wrote you an an… Continue Reading

Teaching Children Respect

Teaching Children Respect

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin Children are mirrors; they reflect back to us everything we say and do. We now know that 95% of everything children learn, they learn from what is modeled for them. Only 5% of… Continue Reading