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

Connection Is More Important Than Correction

February 16th, 2011 by Dionna - 19 Comments

Recently, one of my Facebook readers asked, “Does anyone have any tips for a Nonviolent Communication/Respectful/Positive/etc. approach to helping my 2.5 year old not throw his cup off the table all the time?” Lori Petro from TEACH Through Love1 responded with some incredibly wise thoughts. I’ve taken Lori’s advice, edited/tweaked…

The Big Lessons

February 14th, 2011 by Dionna - 13 Comments

Looking back now, I see that we were indeed well prepared, but that all the reading in the world is nothing compared to that first year in the trenches.

Respectful Parents Respectful Kids, Part 1 Discussion

February 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 first discussion of Respectful Parents Respectful Kids by Sura Hart…

Respectful Parents Respectful Kids Online Book Discussion and Giveaway CLOSED

January 24th, 2011 by Dionna - 10 Comments

For our second installment of the Code Name: Mama Online Book Discussion Group, we will be reading and discussing Respectful Parents Respectful Kids by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate, all you need is a copy of the book (borrowed1 or bought), an…

Love the Things You Hate

January 20th, 2011 by Dionna - 17 Comments

I get a daily parenting email from The emails center around gentle, respectful parenting, and they are such a great way to start my morning. A couple of weeks ago, I got an email that was about the phrase “love the child, hate the behavior.”1 The tip said: Our…

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