Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

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.

Getting Back Into My Positive Parenting Groove

December 5th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Just when I think I’ve got this gentle discipline thing down, my kiddos go and hit a new developmental stage. Or I have too much on my plate and get stressed. Or we get sick. Sometimes parenting feels like it’s two steps forward, and one step back. When I feel like I’m losing my positive parenting momentum, here are a few things that can get me back on track.

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.


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