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Discipline Through Play

Discipline doesn’t mean to punish. The root word, disciple, means to teach. Rather than focusing on busting bad behavior, it is more effective to teach what is acceptable. There are many ways to teach a child, and I have found that teaching...

Does Time-In Reward Children?

Time-out didn’t work in my home. I followed the “rules”. I placed my son in time-out for one minute per each year of his age. I did not engage with him other than to replace him back in time-out during his punishment. Once he had served his time...

A To-Do List For A Better Life

How much does your to-do list bring you connection, joy, and contentment? What if it did? We all have things we need to get done every day, and if you’re like me, you get some satisfaction in checking off the boxes. But at the end of...

Playful Parenting Every Day

Play has a wide range of benefits for children. Through play, children release energy, reduce stress, and learn about life. They learn problem-solving skills, exercise creativity, use their imagination, and master new concepts. For positive...

How to Raise a Problem-Solver

We want our children to be able to recognize problems and have the initiative to tackle the issue and find a solution. Yet most conventional parenting practices involve parents solving the problem for the child. Methods such as spanking...