Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

Distinguishing Between “Can’t” and “Won’t”

February 20th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Remembering that kids are kids – they’re not miniature adults who share our priorities – can not only help us discipline more effectively, it can also free us from imposing expectations that are not realistic or age-appropriate.

Every Child Has a Story

February 17th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Every child has a story. When you practice asking yourself those three questions before reacting, when you take time to consciously and thoughtfully connect, you are better able to see things from your child’s perspective.

What’s the Point of Discipline? Three Questions to Ask Before Reacting to Misbehavior

February 12th, 2015 by Dionna - 2 Comments

For discipline to be truly effective, we need to consider both our short- and long-term goals. Check out three questions parents should ask themselves before disciplining in order to respond compassionately, instead of simply reacting.

The Best Parenting Resources for Parents of Toddlers

May 13th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Toddlers can be so challenging. Not only are they learning how to exert their independence, but they simply do not have the developmental ability to be calm and logical when they are frustrated. It’s the nature of the beast. I mean . . . the toddler. Here are five of my very favorite books and articles about parenting a toddler.

A third of parents spank their babies

March 20th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

When parents are presented with information on how harmful spanking is, and when they are educated about alternatives, they will spank less. Let’s empower the next generation of parents and children to understand that no form of hitting is acceptable.


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