Kind AND Firm in Parenting

A foundation of Positive Discipline is being Kind AND Firm at the same time. This promotes mutual respect and being respectful to everyone in the family. In our classes, many parents express concern that they are either too permissive or punitive or they are not consistent. And these are valid concerns. Kindness without firmness may…

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Driving and Toddler Tantrums!

We were driving with Miss K snug in her car seat. She was crying and screaming for her dad. What I saw was a 2 year old who was having a tantrum for one parent. This parent was with her brother at a medical appointment. So, I turned up the music. After all, she will…

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Connection. Connection. Connection!!

Connection. Connection. Connection! After a long day at daycare, preschool, or grade school, your child is longing for connection. According to Adlerian Psychology, a human’s basic need is belong and significance. We had a difficult year at preschool. And I wanted to connect with my child on a more significant level. After hearing the words,…

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Day 6 – Fall Transition – 3 R’s of Recovery

I share this story often as I realized the impact the Positive Discipline tools have in daily life and thankfully through practice, our mornings are becoming a well-greased machine! Our family was getting ready for the morning dash out the door. Mr E has preschool, I had baby sign and sensory classes to teach, and…

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Self-care and Parenting

Parents, this blog post is for you! And relates to self-care. Today is about self-care and filling up your cup so there is more to pour when caring for our little ones. Tomorrow is likely the first day of school for your little ones who are starting preschool or kindergarten! How are you doing? Excited,…

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Transition through Signing & Singing

There is a lot of research regarding the benefit of music and sign language on brain development. Did you know that children also respond to the rhythm of music? In my University years, I took an interesting class on Music Therapy. One take away I had during the course was that humans have an emotional…

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4 Steps for Effective Follow-Through!

Following through in your parenting choices is vital. Today we will be discussing 4 steps for effective follow-through!  There are also 4 traps that defeat effective follow through and 4 hints for effective follow through that are taught in Positive Discipline parenting classes.  As parents when we provide choices or logical consequences that are respectful,…

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Positive Discipline Parenting Tool of the Week!

In Positive Discipline parenting we work with parents to create an environment of belonging and significance. Parents learning tools which assist in their daily parenting. One frustration I hear often is that parents lose their temper and yell. The tools of acknowledging and validating feelings work with brain science so we are able to regain…

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Fall Transitions for Parenting

In today’s blog, we will be talking about fall transitions. I know, I hear you thinking, already time to transition to fall? Fall does not start September 22nd this year. However, each year as August draws to a close, I hear the challenges families face with adjustments to bedtime routines, morning struggles, packing lunches, and…

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