Category: ’natural parenting’

Sneaking in Snuggles: Using Nurturing Touch with Older Children

January 14th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

When Kieran was a toddler and preschooler, he was the most loving, affectionate kiddo ever. But during the course of his 5th year, sometime after he weaned and began to find other ways to fulfill his need for love and security, he also drastically reduced how often he hugged me, kissed me, and said “I love you.”

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.

10 Tips to Help Manage Life When Caring for Ailing Parents (Along with Your Own Family)

December 27th, 2013 by Dionna - 2 Comments

The In-Betweeners: Caring Up and Down the Generations Until a few weeks ago, I was helping care for a parent who was terminally ill. With two young children and a life in another country, this was quite a challenge at times. Below are some thoughts on what got us through…

What are the typical breastfeeding challenges new mothers might encounter?

December 16th, 2013 by Dionna - Leave a comment

This article is part of the Building Blocks to a Healthy Breastfeeding Relationship series, a series I wrote to accompany a presentation I did for the Healthy Child Summit. Be sure to sign up for a free 22 day sneak preview at the Healthy Child Summit website. Beginning in February…

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.

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