Category: ’natural parenting’

5 Toxin-Free Recipes to Enjoy (and Scrub Away) Summertime Fun

June 16th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Today I’m sharing five of my favorite toxin-free summertime recipes. They are all easy to make, and without exception, all of the ingredients are easily sourced and quite affordable.

6 Strategies to Help Kids Overcome Perfectionism

May 7th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

My seven-year-old son has a tendency toward perfectionism, as do I. Like many perfectionists, he becomes super frustrated with his own mistakes. Since we homeschool, it has been imperative that I give him some tools to help him through these challenges. Here are six of the strategies we’ve used with success.

No Drama Parenting Tactics that Promote Peace

April 30th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

A parent’s approach to misbehavior is key to making discipline effective and peaceful. My goals, when approaching misbehavior, are to stay calm and connected, to assume the best intentions of my children, and to engage them in the entire discipline process. When they trust that I care about their feelings and believe that they can solve their own problems, the results are always more positive.

5 Buzzworthy Natural Insect Repellent Ideas

April 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

The bug sprays most of us have grown up with are toxic messes., but you don’t have to douse your family in chemicals to keep the bugs away. Today I’m sharing 5 non-toxic bug repellents you can easily make at home.

Changing the Shark Music: Reframing the Way I Approach My Children’s Behavior

April 3rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

The scenario: my kids are playing in the next room. I hear what sounds like a scuffle, a physical alteration. A boom and a shriek send my heart racing, wondering what medical expense we’re about to incur. How do I respond? I have two options: the first ends in stress and chaos, the second usually ends in connection and peace.

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