Raising (and embracing) a Strong Willed Daughter

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Often I write about raising your strong willed or spirited son, but it isn’t very often that I write about raising the strong willed daughter. I am proud to have a daughter who I know will be an amazing leader one day, and that these qualities will help her become a wonderful contribution to society. Strong-willed, spirited daughters aren’t the […]

How to Gently Handle Your Kids Fighting

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When siblings argue or fight, it can take every ounce of self-control not to shout “why are you always fighting?!” or “can’t you just get along!”. After all, some of the squabbles can seem totally insignificant, especially the ‘he/she touched me’ type. However, in gently responding to your kids fighting, you can model patience, teach empathy, […]

Do This One Thing to Stop Whining in Kids

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I love my kids to no end. But, there are days where a whiny voice can really drive me up the wall. I would have to say it’s one of my parenting triggers. I can handle hitting, tantrums and meltdowns. What I really can’t handle too well, is whining and overall rudeness. It’s my weakness. I have […]

How to Listen to Your Child: This one thing affects behavior

You CAN improve your child's behavior with this one simple trick, and it's not as tricky as you might think.

Are you reading this to find some actionable tip to make parenting a breeze? Do you have a child who is quick to anger and seems to lose his/her temper quickly? Let’s face it, parenting is TOUGH. Raising resilient and confident children while maintaining our composure in a sleep-deprived, caffeine-medicated haze is no easy feat. Check out […]

How to Gently Handle Aggression in Young Children

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Hitting, biting and kicking all happen with young kids. Even though we know this, it never makes it easier to deal with or handle as parents. I know for me, I firmly believe in gentle parenting. I follow attachment parenting techniques, positive discipline etc. However, aggression was the only aspect of parenting that made me second guess […]

Books About Accountability and Responsibility

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Accountability for kids means accepting responsibility and acknowledging the power and control over one’s own choices. This is a difficult concept for kids and many resort to blaming their behavior on the actions of someone else, or what occurred first. Check out my post here for some tips on teaching accountability to kids then grab some […]

Teaching Accountability to Kids

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Accountability is a really hard concept for kids to grasp. The idea that you are responsible for your own actions, and then have to accept that responsibility is quite the undertaking for a child. However, by setting the precedent and with these few tips, your kids will be on the road to accepting responsibility and […]