Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

Join Us for a Chat with Dr. Laura of

November 25th, 2012 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Code Name: Mama and Natural Parents Network are hosting two FREE live telephone calls with Dr. Laura Markham of The first on Wednesday, November 28, the second on Tuesday, December 4, 2012; both are at 10:00pm EST.

Playful Parenting Tip: A Fine Whine

November 20th, 2012 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Parents have two basic choices when faced with a whining child. Our first choice is to react negatively to the whining. Our second choice is to turn the whining into an opportunity to become closer.

But I Was Spanked and I’m OK (response-turned-post)

October 5th, 2012 by Dionna - 23 Comments

My response turned post on why spanking is not ok in our family.

If Spanking Does Not Work in the Long-Term, Why Start Spanking at All?

October 4th, 2012 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Those few years that parents are “allowed” to spank are also the years that our children are forming lasting mental impressions of us. Would you rather your child form an impression of trust, or of fear?

Modeling Problem-Solving for Preschoolers

October 1st, 2012 by Dionna - 2 Comments

A perfect model of problem-solving from a mystery teacher at the playground.

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