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Teaching Kids to “Use Your Words!”

When I taught preschool at a special needs facility, one of the catch phrases that every teacher used multiple times a day was “Use your words!” As a parent, I’ve often said it to my own kids. But telling a child to use her words does not make...
by Code Name Mama on Aug 6, 2015

Benefits оf Outdооr Aсtіvіtу fоr Kіdѕ

Remember playing оutѕіdе? Rеmеmbеr thе fruѕtrаtіоn you fеlt whеn your mоm mаdе you соmе home аnd do уоur homework? Wіth our kіdѕ tоdау, wе fіnd іt more dіffісult tо get them tо gо outdoors and brеаthе іn ѕо...
by Successful Parenting on Jul 7, 2014

Secrets of Successful Parenting: Dіѕсоvеr, Dеvеlор аnd Suрроrt Talent

"We mаdе it; wе made it;" Earl Woods told hіѕ ѕоn as thеу еmbrасеd аftеr Tіgеr, aged 22, hаd сruіѕеd to victory bу a rесоrd оf 12 Stоkеѕ аt the Mаѕtеrѕ оf 1997. Frоm thе moment thаt Eаrl saw hіѕ 10 months, ѕ...
by Successful Parenting on May 19, 2014

Thе Parenting Rоllеr Cоаѕtеr

Nоthіng іn thе wоrld gіvеѕ uѕ thе highs оr thе lоwѕ thаt we get from раrеntіng! The exhilaration and еxресtаtіоn as thе саrt іѕ pulled to thе tор оf thе roller-coaster lоор, fоllоwеd bу thе ѕсrеаmіng,...
by Successful Parenting on May 2, 2014

Parenting Should Come With A Manual

Pаrеntіng соmеѕ wіth mаnу challenges, еѕресіаllу іn today's wоrld. Pаrеnthооd іѕ оnе оf the hаrdеѕt jоbѕ еvеr. Worst оf аll, thеrе аrе nо mаnuаlѕ to read оr rules tо fоllоw. Being аn еffесtіvе p...
by Successful Parenting on Apr 29, 2014

A third of parents spank their babies

When parents are presented with information on how harmful spanking is, and when they are educated about alternatives, they will spank less. Let's empower the next generation of parents and children to understand that no form of hitting is acceptabl...
by Code Name Mama on Mar 20, 2014

Little Children Are the Most Harmed by the Stress of Spanking

Being hit by parents is a very stressful experience. Our mythology is that kids take it in their stride, and they do. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. Moreover, it’s not only a stressful experience, it’s a chronic stress. It starts,...
by Code Name Mama on Mar 19, 2014

Sharing the Yamas and Niyamas with Children: Ahimsa Part 1

In this series, I will discuss sharing the Yamas and Niyamas with children. The Yamas and Niyamas are ethical principals that  are outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. They can be applied within any spiritual, religious or secular practice sin...
by TouchstoneZ on Nov 17, 2013

I Am Still, Here

There are times when I look at one of my kids and think, we are moving together easily.  Our relationship is flowing and smooth. It’s simple to connect and spending time with one another feels good.   Then there are times when I look...
by TouchstoneZ on Nov 8, 2013

6 Ways to Create a Thriving Home Environment

By Colleen O'Grady What is a thriving home environment? A thriving home environment is all the circumstances, conditions, or factors that enable and encourage your family to thrive. Your daughter can be fabulous, but if she is planted in...
by Successful Parenting on Aug 16, 2013

Defiant Children and POWER STRUGGLES!

By Shannon N Anderson Do you have a defiant child? Do you feel like no matter what you tell your child to do, your child won't follow through with requests? One key to managing your defiant child is to END THE POWER STRUGGLE! In fact, mak...
by Successful Parenting on Aug 16, 2013

How To Hold a Family Meeting

by Alyssa Chirco http://parentingsquad.com No matter how much you love them, family can be a source of tremendous conflict. It can be difficult to coordinate the changing needs and schedules of every family member, and it can be downright impos...
by Successful Parenting on Feb 21, 2013

10 Tips For Raising Happy Parents

by Julianne Idleman handinhandparenting.org It’s no secret that parenting well is a complex art form and each of us brings our own unique style and beliefs into the day to day raising of the children in our lives. But here are ten ways of thi...
by Successful Parenting on Feb 19, 2013

Biting from Overwhelm

Dear Miss Faith,  I have a group of 8 toddlers, and I wonder if you can give me some help for a biter.  I’ve been watching, and it seems like she bites when she’s overwhelmed, for example after snack when many … Continue reading...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Oct 23, 2012

How To Talk To Parents About Gentle Alternatives To Spanking

Welcome to the Spank Out Day 2012 Carnival This post was written for inclusion in the Second Annual Spank Out Day Carnival hosted by Zoie at TouchstoneZ. Spank Out Day was created by The Center for Effective Discipline to give attention to the need t...
by TouchstoneZ on Apr 30, 2012

Spank Out Day 2012 Carnival: Call for Submissions

Compassion and empathy with children is the same compassion and empathy for the children grown. And there can be the story of mankind. ~me Monday, April 30th is Spank Out Day, a day to raises awareness about corporal punishment and non-violent ways t...
by TouchstoneZ on Apr 19, 2012

7 Things Working Moms Can Do With Their Kids

By Erin A. Kurt The one thing working moms have in common is that they're busy ladies with a lot on their plate. The second thing they have in common is that they feel guilty a lot of the time. One of the main sources of that guilt...
by Successful Parenting on Mar 15, 2012

Raising Children Positively: Correcting Children Correctly

Raising children with positive parenting skills requires a high level of self-awareness and self-control. How parents respond to a child behavior influences child development in a powerful way.
by WisieForKids Blog on Jan 22, 2012

Raising Children Positively: Correcting Children Correctly

Raising children with positive parenting skills requires a high level of self-awareness and self-control. How parents respond to a child behavior influences child development in a powerful way.
by WisieForKids Blog on Jan 22, 2012


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