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Always a Bundle of Joy

Remember when you first held your newborn in your arms? So sweet. So precious. Your little bundle of joy. Recall the first time you gazed into her eyes. You remember fondly the first time your baby smiled, rolled over, and began to crawl. Your...

Time-Outs: Helpful or Harmful?

Here’s another one of those controversial, confusing topics that even the experts don’t agree on. Some positive parenting experts (Dr. Sears, for one) encourages the use of time-outs, starting at the age of 18 months. Dr. Sears says...

The Road To Nonpunitive Parenting

We are all on a journey. If you’re reading this blog, you must be somewhere on the spectrum of positive parenting, or at least interested in it. Nonpunitive parenting is, I believe, on the right end of the spectrum. It took me nearly a year...

Parent the Child You Have

Parents have an ideal of the child they want to have in their mind…and what happens is they don’t get that ideal child. Parents have to learn to parent the child they have, not the child they wish they had. – James Lehman Mr...