Infant to 6 yrs

More Chores! To Raise Responsible Children, Give Them Responsibilities

By | 2017-10-20T07:51:57-08:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Ann DeWitt

All of us want our children to be responsible adults, but we sometimes—inadvertently—parent young children in a way that teaches just the opposite.

Consider this scenario: A three-year-old comes into the kitchen and says, “I want to help.” Mom, […]

The Power of Understanding: See the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

By | 2017-10-20T07:52:32-08:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

by Ann DeWitt and Kim DeMarchi

As parenting coaches, we know that perception is highly personal, made from our life experiences and our temperaments. It’s almost as if each of us goes through life wearing a pair of glasses that […]

Master the Art of Kind AND Firm Parenting: 5 Positive Phrases to Try

By | 2017-10-20T07:53:45-08:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Kim DeMarchi

Some parents are kind, but not firm. Other parents are firm, but not kind. Still other parents vacillate between two extremes—at times being overly permissive and at others being overly authoritarian and dominating.

The key to effective parenting? […]

“I Love Me!” 10 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

By | 2017-10-20T07:54:13-08:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Kim DeMarchi

“How can I give my child self-esteem?”

In my family coaching practice, this is the one question that I hear more than any other. For asking about self-esteem, these parents should be applauded: After all, they want their […]

Encouragement Feasts! A Great Idea to Give Love to the People You Love

By | 2017-10-20T07:54:50-08:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

No matter what holidays your family celebrates, they usually involve a lot of family togetherness…and a lot of feasting.  But love, connection, and gratitude don’t have to be limited to  holidays—and there’s no need to spend days making pies […]

How Do You Resolve Problem Behaviors? Ask Your Kids These Questions

By | 2017-10-20T07:55:23-08:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

When a child does something “wrong”—pushing her brother, for instance, or sneaking off to eat a piece of candy that you said she couldn’t have—how do you respond? Many parents immediately turn to consequences by sending kids to their […]

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