Category: ’Respond with Sensitivity’

15 Ideas to Prepare Toddlers and Preschoolers for Dental Procedures

April 10th, 2012 by Dionna - 20 Comments

When Kieran was three years old, he had to be anesthetized for a dental procedure. Today I’m sharing the basics of what happened during the procedure, along with some tips on how to prepare your child for anesthesia specific to dental work.

The Terrible Two (and Two Parenting Strategies to Replace Them)

March 8th, 2012 by Dionna - 9 Comments

Two ideas to help parents transform the parent-child relationship from reaction and struggle to freedom, power and joy.

Easy Positions for Elimination Communication with a Newborn

February 13th, 2012 by Dionna - 17 Comments

Interested in learning about elimination communication with a newborn? I’m sharing our experiences with our newborn so far.

Dealing with Our Own Anxiety

February 2nd, 2012 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Recently, we had to help Kieran work through his separation anxiety so that Tom and I could enjoy some couple time. Part of working through it meant that we had to deal with our own discomfort in leaving him upset.

Providing Reassurance

January 31st, 2012 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When Kieran experienced a renewed bout of separation anxiety, one of the things we worked on together was to reassure him that his needs would be met, regardless of whether he was with us or another loving caregiver.

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