Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

Family Rules: A Recipe for Harmony

April 9th, 2013 by Dionna - 21 Comments

Does your family have “family rules”? What are they, and why did you decide to enact them? Our family recently created our own list, and they’ve been working well for us.

My Greedy Kid

January 17th, 2013 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Shannon talks about how she handles sharing and “greed” with her five year old.

Confessions of a Reformed Spanker

January 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 40 Comments

An intimate story from my friend, Destany, who is a reformed spanker. Destany says, “I learned that un-spanked children are not undisciplined children, and that spanking does not equal discipline.”

10 Ideas to Help Children Learn to Say “Thank You”

December 24th, 2012 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Forcing children to say “thank you” does not necessarily motivate them to say it from the heart. Here are 10 ideas to help encourage them to show their gratitude meaningfully.

Regulating Your Own Emotions: A Chat with Dr. Laura of Aha! Parenting

December 5th, 2012 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Listen to the recording of the call I did with Dr. Laura Markham of AhaParenting.com – we talked about Regulating Our Own Emotions.

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