Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

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.

Little Children Are the Most Harmed by the Stress of Spanking

March 19th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Being hit by parents is a very stressful experience. Our mythology is that kids take it in their stride, and they do. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. Moreover, it’s not only a stressful experience, it’s a chronic stress. It starts, for a third of American kids in infancy, and the average age of cessation is age 12. So it goes on for 12 years. There is a chronic stress for 12 years, and that affects the brain.

Parenting a Stranger’s Child

January 9th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Have you ever parented a stranger’s child? Today Birute of AttachfromScratch shares her story of positively parenting a child at the playground.


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