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

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…

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.


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