The Most Helpful Parenting Articles of 2014

The Most Helpful Parenting Articles of 2014

What was the most helpful parenting article you read in 2014? I couldn’t pick just one, so….

Here is a collection of the most helpful parenting articles of  2014 from fantastic parenting writers and educators covering topics like yelling, power struggles, behavior, picky eating, marriage, divorce, anxiety, smart phones, cyberbullying, and more,  plus some of the most popular posts from the positive parenting connection. 

Yelling, Listening and Cooperation

How To Stop Yelling in 21 Days; And Break Other Bad Habits Too by Andy Smithson of Tru Parenting

Stop Yelling Toolbox from Amanda at Dirt and Boogers

Six Tips for Getting Better Behavior from your Child by Debbie Zeichner

How To Handle Your Anger At Your Child by Dr. Laura Markham of AhaParenting

How To Get Kids To listen without Yelling Ariadne Brill, Positive Parenting Connection

best parenting blogs

Behavior, Power Struggles, Picky Eating and Chores

3 Mistakes and 3 Tools for Inviting Kids to do Chores by Casey O’Roarty of Joyful Courage

Handling the FOUR-nado (All about parenting challenges related to four year olds) by Andrea Nair

5 Phrases You Need To Know to End Meal Time Battles by Sarah Remmer, RD

Grin and Ignore It  (How Focusing on the Positives leads to better behavior) by Sarina Behar Natkin

How to Stop Power Struggles Ariadne Brill, Positive Parenting Connection

best parenting articles

Emotional Intelligence, Happiness and Anxiety

7 Ways to Redefine Happiness and Raise Caring Kids by Katie Hurley

How To Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child Ariadne Brill, Positive Parenting Connection

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others by Jessica Lahey

Ten Ideas for Parents Who Want to Raise a Happily Productive Child by Dona Matthews

8 Sure-Fire Ways to Calm an Anxious Kid by Kelly of The (Reformed) Idealist Mom

Conflict, Responsibility and Justice by Rick Ackerly


Relationships, Marriage, Divorce and  Trust

8 Ways to Build and Keep Trust With your Kids by Andrea Nair

Slip Decision, Helping Children Navigate Divorce By Sarina Behar Natkin

Want To Be A Better Parent? Focus Your Energy On This!  (The importance of focusing on your marriage) by Kelly Flannigan Bos

10 Ways to Connect with your Child by Rebecca Eanes of Positive-Parents.Org

Social Media, Smart Phones, Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

Submitted: Teenagers Do Not Need Smartphones, So They Should Pay for Them. Discuss. By Ron Lieber at the New York Times

Disadvantages of Social Networking: Surprising Insights from Teens by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

10 Parenting Solutions to Prevent Cyberbullying by Dr. Michelle Borba


positive parenting

Travel & Parenting Inspiration

Is it OK to pull your child out of School for Travel? by Sara Dimerman

Successfully Parenting While your Partner is Away by Kelly Flannigan Bos

A Reason For a Listening Face by Rachel Macy Stafford

What’s More Important by Shawn Fink

Americans are obsessed with parenting advice. So why are our kids so miserable?


So, do you have a favorite, helpful or inspiring article to add to this list? Please share in comments, I would love to add some more!

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Ariadne is a happy and busy mama to three children. She practices peaceful, playful, responsive parenting and is passionate about all things parenting and chocolate. Ariadne has a Masters in Psychology and is a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator. She lives on top of a beautiful mountain with her family, and one cuddly dog.

5 Responses to The Most Helpful Parenting Articles of 2014

  1. Hi Ariadne – just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I just found your site when searching for connection parenting on Pinterest. I’ve read a few of your posts now and can’t agree more with your approach. I’m a teacher,currently at home with my 3 year old, and through reading and parenting courses over the last 3 years, I have had a complete mind-shift about how to support, connect with, and raise children. I write about what I’ve learned on my blog, One Time Through. I recently finished an alphabetic Teaching Kids About Character series that focuses on positive parenting. I would love to collaborate with you on just about anything if you’re interested. I have an “Attachment Parenting” pinterest board that I’d love for you to join – just comment on one of my pins and I’ll add you on. If you’re at all interested in guest posting, that would be phenomenal!

  2. Hi Sue,

    Thank you for your very lovely message. I have read some of your posts on One Time Through! I will be sure to connect with you on pinterest and via email. Thank you again!

  3. Hello Ariadne! I’m so please to have found this article! I’m a big fan of many of the sites / articles that you mentioned. I’d love for you to know that there are over 50 articles on about raising healthy, happy eaters! Whether our kids are hesitant or adventurous, there is always a lot to learn. Thank you!

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