Category: ’Strive for Balance’

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.

So the Other Day at the Marriage Counselor . . .

November 1st, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Have you every done marriage or family counseling? What was helpful? What was not?

5 Ways to Extend Children’s Screen Time into Creative Learning Opportunities

October 8th, 2013 by Dionna - 18 Comments

Looking for a way to balance screen time with other fun learning experiences? Extend screen time off-screen. Here are 5 fun ways to take your child’s love of favorite shows or games and twist them into creative educational activities.

Attachment Parenting Does Not Mean Martyr Parenting: Parents Have Needs, Too

September 5th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

Attachment parenting considers the needs of children and caregivers. Attachment parenting means working to nurture a secure, trusting relationship in a balanced environment. Attachment parenting does not mean martyr parenting.

Letting Papa Do Bedtime

August 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 9 Comments

Participating in the Sound of Music gave me a good reminder: it is a good thing to trust your partners (or other alternative caregivers) to take on some of your “normal” mama responsibilities.

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