Category: ’Consensual Living’

Getting Back Into My Positive Parenting Groove

December 5th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Just when I think I’ve got this gentle discipline thing down, my kiddos go and hit a new developmental stage. Or I have too much on my plate and get stressed. Or we get sick. Sometimes parenting feels like it’s two steps forward, and one step back. When I feel like I’m losing my positive parenting momentum, here are a few things that can get me back on track.

So the Other Day at the Marriage Counselor . . .

November 1st, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Have you every done marriage or family counseling? What was helpful? What was not?

The Importance of Empathizing with Children

September 16th, 2013 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I find that whenever I am feeling frustrated with my child’s behavior or actions, it helps to put myself in his shoes – to think of a situation where I have felt similar emotions. Check out the exercise in empathy, and learn why it is so important to give our little ones our time and patience as they grow.

Attachment Parenting Does Not Mean Martyr Parenting: Parents Have Needs, Too

September 5th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

Attachment parenting considers the needs of children and caregivers. Attachment parenting means working to nurture a secure, trusting relationship in a balanced environment. Attachment parenting does not mean martyr parenting.

Siblings: A Crash Course in Relationship Training

August 13th, 2013 by Dionna - 17 Comments

How have your siblings prepared you for later relationships? One of my top priorities as mama of siblings is to help them learn how to navigate relationships. Read more about why in my post for this month’s Carnival of Natural Parenting.


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