Practice Positive Discipline

Is human nature inherently good or bad? And does this predict what type of parent you will be?

November 18, 2016

I recently exchanged e-mails with one of my former students about the perennial question concerning human nature: Are humans good or bad? This question continues to fascinate us. When I lecture about human nature to my students, I like to frame the debate by pitting Thomas Hobbes against Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an […]

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Positive discipline develops conscience

November 17, 2016
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Building a strong parent-child bond through Playful Parenting

November 14, 2016

One of the most important and challenging undertakings of parenting is to build strong, close bonds between children and their parents. A strong parent-child connection enables children to become confident, independent, develop healthy relationships, and become a peaceful adult. In his book Playful Parenting, Dr. Lawrence Cohen points out that through play, children explore the […]

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Mindfully balancing freedom and boundaries to nurture our children

November 11, 2016

If you asked me in my teens and early 20s what it was I desired most, I would probably have told you it’s this easygoing feeling of freedom, of lightheartedness, of non-restrictedness. Freedom to go wherever I want to, to move around freely, to do, say, think, and feel whatever I want to… I never […]

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13 Attachment Parenting hacks

November 9, 2016

Attachment Parenting is more than a tick-boxed scorecard of babywearing and breastfeeding. It is so very much more. Attachment Parenting, for many of us, is a way of life. In its simplest of forms, it’s about choosing connection and respect over convenience and quick-wins.   The following advice has been lifted — with permission! — […]

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Have guilt? Find your parenting anchor point

November 4, 2016

Guilt seems to be inherent in parenting. It doesn’t really matter how you parent, it’s so tempting to compare ourselves to others and how they are relating to and raising up their children. As a working mother in a conservative area, I feel this tug of parenting guilt from time to time. A common scenario […]

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