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Three Things You Didn’t Know about Your Child’s Brain

Tiny minds are a thing of wonder – and they function very differently than their grown-up counterparts!

School’s Out … Forever?

An off-the-grid educational approach tosses out curriculum and lets kids take the lead on learning.

How to Be the Positive Leader Your Child Needs

Our children naturally look to us for leadership. How can we be the gentle, positive, effective leaders our children need?

Consequences That Teach

There is a disturbing new parenting trend for "creative consequences" which usually involves shaming the child publicly in some way. But is shaming children really the way to go?

When Young Children Tell Lies

We want children to value the truth and it's important we teach them to be honest. Here are some tips on curbing lies in young children.

Our Favorites: Kid's Gear and Products

With so many choices in kid's gear and accessories, how do you pick out just one! Check out our reviews of some of our favorite (and affordable) choices here to make your search easier.

Can I Do Montessori at Home?

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Maria Montessori

Five Ways to Bolster Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

Talk about feelings. Describe how sadness, happiness, anger and other emotions feel in the body.

The Santa Claus Question

What should you tell your kids about the man in red?

10 Tips to Help Your Child Grieve the Loss of a Pet

The death of a beloved pet may seem like too much for your wide-eyed and bewildered child to handle. But kids are more resilient than we often give them credit for.

Banish the Holiday ‘Bah, Humbugs’ in Four Easy Tricks

Grown-ups have eggnog and Xanax to help them combat a case of the holiday jitters, but what to do when the season’s highs and lows prove just as tough on tots?

Preparing Children for a New Sibling

Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting time. It can also be a difficult transition for your older children. Here are some tips for making the transition to big brother or big sister easier.

A Season of Thanks

This Thanksgiving, set a place for gratitude at your family table by implementing these simple rituals designed to inspire gratefulness in kids. Giving thanks has never been so much fun.

Connection-Based Discipline

In my previous article, Why Connection is the Parenting Key, I discussed the separate roles of the upstairs and downstairs brain. We know now that children learn best when they feel calm and connected.

Why Connection is the Parenting Key

To understand why connection is the parenting key, we must first understand a bit about the brain. For a simple explanation, let's talk in terms of the downstairs brain and the upstairs brain.

Ways to Give the Gift of Time this Holiday

Nothing says I like you like spending time with someone. And yet, parents and children are finding it increasingly challenging to spend time together because of modern demands.

Learn How to Slow Down in a Fast-Paced World

"Children are impressionable and readily gain an understanding of how to conduct themselves and navigate in the world by the lessons and modeling they observe. For your children and mine; "Slow down, please!"

Old-fashioned Ways to Raise Creative Children

Your imagination as a parent is what will help your child develop their own imagination. When you create an environment for exploring the world, you are giving your child an opportunity to use their mind.

Family Fun at Dinnertime

No matter how busy your family is, you should be trying to have a meal together, without interruptions, at least once a week.

Liking the Child That You Love

There is a lot of talk about unconditionally loving our children but perhaps not enough about how important it is to like them.
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