Positive Parenting Blog

Positive Parenting Blog

FACT: Most Parents Aren’t Happy

Most parents aren’t happy; and it’s a fact. But this being the present, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the future. It definitely wasn’t so in the past. But everything changed some seven thousand years ago.  Nomad life, the naturally flexible social structure governed by connection and equality to aid human survival

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How to Use Storytelling to Help Calm those TANTRUMS

How to Use Storytelling to Help Calm those TANTRUMS

As positive parents, we don’t want to yell, lecture, force apologies, shame, guilt, or generate fear-driven actions.  We want to teach our young human beings to process their feelings, understand where they are coming from, and inspire them to find empowering coping strategies from within their hearts and souls.   One

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10 Regrets in 2250 Days of Parenting 

We can’t ever know how things will turn out or what, in other words, will be the result of our actions. I used the word “regret” in the title, but it isn’t accurate because when we take action based on our heart’s calling, regret is not the right feeling, even

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The Damages of Redirecting Children’s Behavior 

The subject of redirecting children’s behavior often comes up, and more often than not, it has to do with this strategy not working. Many parents ask me, “Why can’t I seem to redirect my child’s tantrums”? “Why can’t I redirect my child’s negative behavior”?  Let’s deconstruct what “behavior” and “redirecting”

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War and Parenting: 10 Methods to Emotional Healing

Read in Russian                            Read in Ukrainian It’s been many weeks since the war between Russia and Ukraine began. While this war is “official,” many Ukrainians in strategically important cities have been living a war for eight years

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