Category: ’Gentle/Positive 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 – we talked about Regulating Our Own Emotions.

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.

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