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Building a castle with my 5 year old

January 4, 2016

I’ve always let my children try to do a lot of things on their own, but lately I’ve been making more of an effort to allow my 5-year-old son more autonomy in what he’s doing. It’s sometimes hard to back off and let him make more decisions for himself, but I’m finding it’s worth it. […]

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Positive discipline is all about the right relationship

April 21, 2015

Some parents misconstrue Attachment Parenting (AP) as promoting undisciplined children and martyred parents, when in actuality, Attachment Parenting has a strong basis in discipline and balance. Parents are encouraged to look at child behavior in a different perspective than a punishment-based mindset. Children need abundant nurturing and an authentic, open bond with their parents based […]

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10 ways to gently respond when children say “I can’t!”

September 20, 2010

Our son, Kieran, has been struggling with a bout of the “I cannot’s” lately. “I cannot take my shirt off, you do it mama.” “I cannot ride my scooter! I cannot!” “I cannot glue the ribbon on.” Before

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