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15 Positive Strategies for Dealing with Conflicts, Arguments & Back Talk

15 Positive Strategies for Dealing with Conflicts, Arguments & Back Talk

Have you ever had a conversation a bit like this? “Can I have that toy?” “Not today.” “But’s it’s my favorite kind.” “I said NO.” “Why???” “Because I said SO!” “Ugh, but… I waaaaaaaaaaaaant it!” “Please don’t argue.” “But I REALLY want it.” “If you don’t stop arguing, you are not getting any sweets tomorrow… 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

Dealing with Defiance, Moving Beyond Power Struggles & More: Dr. Laura Answers Your Questions

Dealing with Defiance, Moving Beyond Power Struggles & More: Dr. Laura Answers Your Questions

Discipline Differences Between Parents, Dealing with Defiance, Moving beyond Power Struggles, Telling the Truth About Santa Clause, Sibling Harmony and Sibling Competition and What to do when Tempers Flare! This post is packed full of excellent information and ideas for peaceful, positive minded parents!! Continue Reading

Control Does Not Equal Discipline

Control Does Not Equal Discipline

Today I am welcoming Kimberly of The Single Crunch to share a bit about her journey into peaceful parenting. Kimberly’ story is one of hope and hopefully inspiring to others. Choosing to parent in a positive way is possible, even if the journey didn’t start out so.  Thank you Kimberly for your honesty and for… Continue Reading

If Not Obedience, Then What? Five Ideas To Get Kids On Board!

If Not Obedience, Then What? Five Ideas To Get Kids On Board!

Parents often believe that demanding obedience from their child is the only way to get them to do what the parents expect of them, like doing homework, brushing teeth, cleaning up and so on. The problem is, obedience implies that a child is doing something without any choice, simply complying with a command. Demanding obedience… Continue Reading

Help! My Toddler is so Clingy.

Help! My Toddler is so Clingy.

Some days  it can feel like toddlers  wake up, walk by a giant container of glue and decide to stick themselves right onto us for the rest of the day.  On these days, to manage even just a quick dash to the bathroom alone can be a difficult sometimes tear filled process. Let’s be honest,… Continue Reading