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 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 […]

Working Together: Active Parenting in Foster Families and Stepfamilies

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This is a guest post written on behalf of Active Parenting. I think their suggestions for providing open communication and support to children in times of transition are very valuable. Active Parenting in Foster Families and Stepfamilies The number of single foster parents and stepfamilies in the United States is growing substantially. According to the […]

Best Resources for the Angry Child (and their Parents too!)

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This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I receive a small commission for any purchases made using these links. Do you have an angry child? Books are a fantastic way to help deal with transitions, issues that a child might be facing, or for dealing with emotions. Whenever I am having a ‘problem’ as a parent, […]

How to Help an Angry Child Calm Down

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Regulating emotions can be difficult for any child, those with more of a natural inclination to anger can have an especially difficult time. It is our job as parents to find ways to not only help our angry child calm down when becoming upset, but to help them learn to calm down anywhere and in any given […]

Spring Clean Your Relationship with 5 Steps

Why Spring Clean Your Relationship? Spring is here! It’s that time of year when everyone cleans crumbs out of the back of the pantry, dust bunnies out from under the bed, and scrubs the grime from little hands from all of the doorways in the house. Spring cleaning your home is important, but have you […]