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

The Problem with Expecting Children to “Cooperate”

June 29th, 2011 by Dionna - 21 Comments

This post was written for inclusion in the 2nd Annual Carnival of Gentle Discipline hosted at Parenting Gently. All week, June 27 – July 1, we will be featuring articles and posts about alternatives to punitive discipline. See the bottom of this post for more information. Here are some common…

Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Time-Out

March 8th, 2011 by Dionna - 54 Comments

Welcome to the March Carnival of Natural Parenting: Natural Parenting Top 10 Lists This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared Top 10 lists on a wide variety of aspects of…

Respectful Parents Respectful Kids, Part 3 Discussion

March 6th, 2011 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Welcome to Code Name: Mama’s second online book club! It is so exciting to be surrounded by parents who are motivated to explore ways in which we can grow and offer our children the best of ourselves. Today is our final discussion of Respectful Parents Respectful Kids by Sura Hart…

The Consequence of Using Consequences

February 26th, 2011 by Dionna - 40 Comments

In a recent Facebook discussion about moving away from rewards/punishments (or consequences) and moving toward making real connections with our children,1 one reader remarked: I don’t really see the harm in teaching a child that their actions have consequences. Isn’t that the first step in helping our children live in…

Respectful Parents Respectful Kids, Part 2 Discussion

February 21st, 2011 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Welcome to Code Name: Mama’s second online book club! It is so exciting to be surrounded by parents who are motivated to explore ways in which we can grow and offer our children the best of ourselves. Today is our second discussion of Respectful Parents Respectful Kids by Sura Hart…

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