Write me: rebecca@positive-parents.org

Solutions for Siblings

You imagine they will be best friends, playing together, walking hand-in-hand, but then reality strikes, and you find yourself being the referee. Here are some ideas to restore the peace in your home. Minimizing RivalryOccasional spats will...

Biggies and Smallies

In The Discipline Book, Dr. William Sears addresses something that is very important in managing parents’ stress levels: biggies and smallies.  Below is an excerpt from the book: Divide your children’s...

Calm Down Travel Bag

We have our calm down box at home, but sometimes (okay, fairly often) my kids get upset when we’re out. So, today I made a trip to the dollar store and bought a small jar, balloons, and Play Doh. I made a small I Spy jar, which is the...

The Right Way to Parent?

There is certainly no shortage of articles telling us all what not to do as parents, yet few offer concrete advice on what we should do. As a parent, I know how frustrating it can be to have all of your tools yanked away because they’re all...

Calm Down Corner – My Way

I saw this great idea on Here We Are Together and knew it would be perfect for our home. I don’t do the traditional time-outs with my kids because they push away rather than bring closer, and connection and relationship are at the heart of...