Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

Parenting Do-Overs: Giving Ourselves a Second Chance to Connect

August 29th, 2013 by Dionna - 1 Comment

In learning how to consistently respond to my children with respect and sensitivity, I’ve learned as much about how to work through my own emotions and needs as I have about parenting. And that can be true for anyone. “Parenting is a path of maturation and growth if we dare to learn more and teach less.”

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.

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