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Understanding the Role of our Child’s Development in Our Positive Parenting Perspective

I’ve never heard of anyone ever trying to force their child to walk. I don’t hear of parents setting up elaborate reward systems for taking first steps or punishing kids…

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5 Specific Examples for How to Apply Play as Discipline

Play is more than fun. It’s language. It’s communication. It’s a laboratory for life. It opens the imagination and introduces us to great possibilities. This isn’t just true for kids….

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How to Teach Your Child that Hitting is Not the Answer

My three oldest children are boys. My wife and I enjoy their energy and enthusiasm for life. However, we have also experienced the frustration that comes when they have struggled…

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3 Steps to Eliminating Power Struggles

“It’s always a power struggle with him!” Have you ever said something similar? When your child simply refuses to eat, do their chores, follow your directions, or persists in asking…

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Overcome Resentment Toward Your child With This APP

All of us hope for the best when we experience the birth of our children. We anticipate their first steps, their shining faces as they learn to ride a bike…

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7 Parenting Paradoxes: Embracing the Irony

1. The volume paradox: The louder we are, the less they hear. When parents feel like their child isn’t listening the tenancy is to raise our voices. Logically we can…

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The Secret Solution for Kid Conflicts: Ask the Right Questions

I recently talked with a mother that was beside herself with frustration because her six and eight year old children were always teasing each other. It seemed like they couldn’t…

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3 Times When it’s Best to Do Nothing

There are times as a parent when it is best to do nothing. The crazy thing is that the form of “nothing” I am talking about is one of the…

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9 Ways To Overcome Backtalk With Respect

So many of us know the situations all too well. You make a simple request like, “Please clean your room” and you get a face that could curdle milk and…

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The Solution to Punishment

“Want to know a dirty, little secret about punishment? It doesn’t work.” (L.R. Knost) There is often a lot of confusion in parent’s minds when they read a statement like…

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