Category: ’Consensual Living’

Modeling Problem-Solving for Preschoolers

October 1st, 2012 by Dionna - 2 Comments

A perfect model of problem-solving from a mystery teacher at the playground.

Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling: Informational Outline and Resource List

September 21st, 2012 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I recently joined Patty Wipfler of Hand in Hand Parenting for a teleseminar on Preparing for Siblings. I shared information on how to make the transition easier for your child during pregnancy and immediately after birth, and Patty talked about building a healthy sibling relationship from birth and beyond. In…

Ten Ways to Gently Respond When Children Say “I Can’t!”

July 30th, 2012 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Has your little one ever gone through a bout of the “I cannot’s”? If you are struggling with how to gently respond, here are ten ideas that may help.

Crying Does Not Equal Manipulation

July 27th, 2012 by Dionna - 48 Comments

The idea that babies cry to manipulate their parents is a pretty widespread belief, and I wanted to share a few thoughts on an alternative way to think about babies (or toddlers, or older children) crying.

Thoughts on the Final Weeks Before a Second Baby’s Arrival

July 2nd, 2012 by Dionna - 6 Comments

A friend of mine who is nearing the end of her pregnancy recently asked me to share my thoughts on how to mentally prepare for the second baby’s arrival. This is what I shared with her.

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