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Embrace the Seasons of Parenthood

The following post is a chapter from my bestselling book, The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting. **************************************************** Parenthood has many seasons. As is often our nature, we are regularly looking toward...

Punishing Children for Being Human

There’s an excerpt from my book, The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting, that has been around the world. It is my most widely seen quote to date, and also happens to be the most controversial because people misunderstand it without its...

Child, Do I Have Your Heart?

He was sitting in time-out again, tears streaming down his face, his eyes cast downward, and his chin quivering. His body was only feet away from me, but his heart was completely out of reach. I had won the battle, but at what cost? I wielded my...

Becoming Light Reflectors

Think about this. The people in our lives who look past our faults and see our beauty, the ones who still see the light in us during the times we feel only darkness, those are the people who save us from the depths of blackness. Those are the...

26 Phrases to Calm an Angry Child

26 Phrases to Calm an Angry Child Written by Renee Jain, Chief Storyteller at GoZen! Anxiety Relief for Kids   Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit...

Disciplining the Sensitive Child

Photo Credit: Creative Child Magazine My firstborn is a highly sensitive child. I didn’t realize this fact until he was three, and I didn’t fully understand it until he was four and a half when I read Ted Zeff’s book, The Strong, Sensitive...