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The Messages Behind Discipline

With every correction, I am giving my child a message about who he is. Because children see themselves through the eyes of their parents, because what they see reflected in our eyes shapes who they become, because the truths they hold about...

25 Ways to Calm an Upset Child

The first step in teaching children how to manage their emotions is learning to manage our own. If adults are easily upset and thrown off balance, their children will usually follow suit. Growing ourselves may be the hardest part of parenting...

The Ultimate Guide to Tantrums

Photo credit: Creative Child Magazine Tantrums. They’re one of the most talked about behaviors in the parenting world. They’re even one of the top behaviors that cause parents to lose their cool with their kids. No doubt, tantrums give parents a...

7 Ways to Stop Misbehavior

Children behave the way they do for a reason, and rather than simply looking to punish the behavior, positive parenting is about looking for and addressing the reasons behind it. Below, I’m outlining 7 top reasons children misbehave and to...