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

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.

Working Toward Cooperation

June 30th, 2011 by Dionna - 8 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. ~~~~ This post is…

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…


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