Category: ’Gentle Discipline Ideas, Successes, and Suggestions’

The Best Parenting Resources for Parents of Toddlers

May 13th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Toddlers can be so challenging. Not only are they learning how to exert their independence, but they simply do not have the developmental ability to be calm and logical when they are frustrated. It’s the nature of the beast. I mean . . . the toddler. Here are five of my very favorite books and articles about parenting a toddler.

Parenting a Stranger’s Child

January 9th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Have you ever parented a stranger’s child? Today Birute of AttachfromScratch shares her story of positively parenting a child at the playground.

If Spanking Does Not Work in the Long-Term, Why Start Spanking at All?

October 4th, 2012 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Those few years that parents are “allowed” to spank are also the years that our children are forming lasting mental impressions of us. Would you rather your child form an impression of trust, or of fear?

Understanding and Responding to Preschooler Spitting

July 3rd, 2012 by Dionna - 9 Comments

My child is simply one preschooler in a long, long line of preschoolers to display this particularly unappealing behavior. Who knew?!

3 Common Preschooler Behaviors and 3 Ways to Deal with Them (While Connecting with Your Child)

June 28th, 2012 by Dionna - 8 Comments

Spitting. Potty language. Whining. Virtually every parent of every preschooler has had to deal with one or more of these three hallmarks of the preschool age. Here are a few ideas that may help.

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