Advice for new parents- keeping your sanity

Parenting Tip for Keeping Your Sanity Keep your day flexible. Stop trying to get your newborn onto a schedule. There are many professionals out there that will tell you that your baby needs to sleep x amount a night, and during the day from this time to this time. Plus, you cannot leave the house…

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Motherhood Untapped

The sinking loneliness of motherhood. When I first became pregnant with our oldest, I heard of the differences between motherhood and what I refer to as my ‘single life’. I heard how amazing motherhood would be, how I was going to love my child beyond words. I heard how horrible labour would be, and how…

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My child’s ears don’t work

AND just another day in your world…. Parent: Gentle hands Child: hits/pokes/scares younger sibling Parent: Keep your hands to yourself Child: Misbehaviour continues Parent: UGH!! I am so mad, how many times do I have to tell you? You don’t listen to me. Child: Misbehaviour continues and increases Parent: THAT’s IT!!! Get to your bedroom…

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Does social media influence our view of parenting?

The truth is that we are not perfect, there is no such thing as the perfect mom, perfect child or perfect life. Want to know what? There are parents who are working on improvement, because practice allows for mistakes, for growth and for improvement! When we shift our thinking, it becomes freeing!   Why is…

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Kind AND Firm Boundaries

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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Anger and The Child

AND ACTION Parent: Keep your hands to yourself Child: hits/pokes/scares younger sibling Parent: Be gentle Child: Misbehaviour continues Parent: UGH!!! You make me so mad. Keep your hands to yourself. Why can’t you listen? Child: Misbehaviour continues and increases Parent: THAT’s IT!!! I am taking away your tablet for the week. END SCENE How many…

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The BEST Parenting Tip

Parenting Tip for Keeping Your Sanity Keep your day flexible. Stop trying to get your newborn onto a schedule. There are many professionals out there that will tell you that your baby needs to sleep x amount a night, and during the day from this time to this time. Plus, you cannot leave the house…

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How to Plan for Your New Addition When You Have a Disability

H Planning to have a new addition to the family can be stressful. It can seem like everyone has their own ideas about what diapers to use, what clothes to buy, or how to deal with the baby when she cries.  Add in your own concerns about the mental or physical disabilities of either yourself…

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