Positive Parenting Solutions Blog Posts

  • One Simple Strategy to Help Make Homework Time Easier
    on Nov 19, 2016 in parenting
    It is time to retire the red pencil? How many of us have been guilty of subscribing to “red pencil mentality?”  You know, when we focus on the homework mistakes rather than on what’s correct?  Probably most of us; because it’s human nature.
  • 6 Essential Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety
    on Nov 17, 2016 in parenting
    A Guest Post from Julie Sams, MA, LPC Anxiety stems from your child’s reaction to stress, and according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America affects one in every 8th child.  From the child who is deeply afraid of bees to the child...
  • 4 Tips for Pokemon Go Safety
    on Jul 14, 2016 in parenting
    A Guest Post from Child Safety Expert, Amy Tiemann, PhD The new mobile game Pokémon Go has won the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with over 7 million downloads in its first week of release. This has happened so quickly that many parents a...
  • 4 Tips for Pokemon Go Safety
    on Jul 14, 2016 in parenting
    A Guest Post from Child Safety Expert, Amy Tiemann, PhD The new mobile game Pokémon Go has won the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with over 7 million downloads in its first week of release. This has happened so quickly that many parents a...
  • Four Daily Habits That Build Connection
    on Jun 8, 2016 in parenting
    A guest post from author, Rebecca Eanes Looking back on my childhood, the summer vacations to the amusement parks and over-the-top Christmas celebrations do stand out in my mind, but the grandiose doesn’t take up the biggest places in my heart. It...
  • Four Daily Habits That Build Connection
    on Jun 8, 2016 in parenting
    A guest post from author, Rebecca Eanes Looking back on my childhood, the summer vacations to the amusement parks and over-the-top Christmas celebrations do stand out in my mind, but the grandiose doesn’t take up the biggest places in my heart. It...
  • The One Simple Phrase to Change Your Parenting Mindset Forever
    on Jun 6, 2016 in parenting
    Let’s be honest. We love our kids to pieces, right? But parenting is exhausting – especially when we add in sports, extracurricular activities, family obligations, keeping the house in order, getting a semi-decent meal on the table, our own j...
  • The One Simple Phrase to Change Your Parenting Mindset Forever
    on Jun 6, 2016 in parenting
    Let’s be honest. We love our kids to pieces, right? But parenting is exhausting – especially when we add in sports, extracurricular activities, family obligations, keeping the house in order, getting a semi-decent meal on the table, our own j...
  • The Porn Talk: Why, When and How to Tackle This Troubling Part of Modern Life
    on May 19, 2016 in parenting
    A guest post from Sexual Health Educator, Amy Lang, MA You’ve barely got a grip on the sex talk and Holy Cats! You need to have a porn talk too? Ugh. The reason to talk to your kids about pornography is probably pretty obvious — your kids are...
  • The Porn Talk: Why, When and How to Tackle This Troubling Part of Modern Life
    on May 19, 2016 in parenting
    A guest post from Sexual Health Educator, Amy Lang, MA You’ve barely got a grip on the sex talk and Holy Cats! You need to have a porn talk too? Ugh. The reason to talk to your kids about pornography is probably pretty obvious — your kids are...
  • A Radical Solution to Elementary Homework
    on Mar 1, 2016 in parenting
    New wisdom from Heather Shumaker, author of It’s OK to Go Up the Slide and It’s OK Not to Share Homework struggles don’t happen in our house. That’s because our family opts out of elementary school homework. “What?!” people say to me. “...
  • A Radical Solution to Elementary Homework
    on Mar 1, 2016 in parenting
    New wisdom from Heather Shumaker, author of It’s OK to Go Up the Slide and It’s OK Not to Share Homework struggles don’t happen in our house. That’s because our family opts out of elementary school homework. “What?!” people say to me. “...
  • 3 Strategies for Parenting Competitive Twins (Or Siblings Close in Age)
    on Feb 14, 2016 in parenting
    Twins… double the love, the fun, and the joy! But sometimes twins can be double the trouble – or at least that’s how it feels when sibling competition kicks into high gear and you’re trying to manage the chaos in “stereo.” And it’s...
  • 3 Strategies for Parenting Competitive Twins (Or Siblings Close in Age)
    on Feb 14, 2016 in parenting
    Twins… double the love, the fun, and the joy! But sometimes twins can be double the trouble – or at least that’s how it feels when sibling competition kicks into high gear and you’re trying to manage the chaos in “stereo.” And it’s...
  • Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle
    on Feb 9, 2016 in parenting
    Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya! In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem...
  • Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle
    on Feb 9, 2016 in parenting
    Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya! In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem...
  • 11 Tips to Save 5 Hours a Week in the Kitchen (Really!)
    on Feb 8, 2016 in parenting
    One of the most natural places to connect with your family each day is at the dinner table. My experience and numerous studies show that eating meals together is one of the best things we can do for family—kids who eat dinner with their families mo...
  • 11 Tips to Save 5 Hours a Week in the Kitchen (Really!)
    on Feb 8, 2016 in parenting
    One of the most natural places to connect with your family each day is at the dinner table. My experience and numerous studies show that eating meals together is one of the best things we can do for family—kids who eat dinner with their families mo...
  • Helping Kids Kick the “Helpless” Habit
    on Jan 28, 2016 in parenting
    Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for...
  • Stop Backseat Bickering in its Tracks
    on Jan 18, 2016 in parenting
    We parents spend a LOT of time in the car…shuttling from this practice to that rehearsal, from school to home, from doctor or dentist and the list goes on. We long for a witty rapport, pleasant conversation – and sometimes peace and quiet. But, i...
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