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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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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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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Sensory Play the BIG Words in Child Development!

Sensory Play the BIG Words in Child Development! Families who have taken a Little Hands & Me Parenting Network’s class or a family who has been following us on social media for any length of time know that one topic that is huge for me is sensory based learning, or sensory play. Sensory based learning…

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