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Time-In is the preferred method of discipline for positive parenting proponents, but sometimes children resist time-ins. A Feeling-Break puts emotions first. Space to feel and express. Then reflecting and do-overs give your child the chance to build up self-regulation skills in real and messy social situations. #timeins #timeout #feelings #emotions #emotionregulation #discipline #parenting #positiveparenting #gentleparenting #sciencemoms #mindfulparenting
Stop trying to control your child's emotions and behaviors. Better behavior and regulation come with helping your child express their impulses and emotions. Learn to hold space and separate root emotion from behavior and watch the power struggles and 'bad' behavior melt away. #emotionregulation #holdingspace #positiveparenting #mindfulparenting #gentleparenting #peacefulparenting #raisinglittles #parentingskills #parentingstrategies #emotioncoaching
These game-like self-regulation strategies harness your child's natural enthusiasm to gain cooperation and teach them crucial self-control skills and impulse control. Great resources (and books!) from a child development psychologist! #selfregulationgames #parenting #strongwilledchild #highenergychild #impulsecontrol #selfregulation #childdevelopment #ADHD
Do you feel overwhelmed by your child’s big emotions and behaviors? This mom-tested 3-Step guide to positive discipline is all you need to be able to respond instead of reacting to your child. Empower your child to change their behavior. #parenting #positiveparenting #discipline #emotions #emotionregulation #toddlers #preschoolers
Raise a child who will rise to a challenge and overcome failures, a child who believes in their abilities, and who has true internal motivation. 5 Tips For Raising Kids With Intrinsic Motivation and Cognitive Hardiness #responsiblekids #parenting #positiveparenting #mindfulparenting #successfulkids #internalmotivation #cognitivehardiness
Do you want your kids to be kinder but don't know how to encourage and foster kindness? These strategies are tried and true tips and tricks all parents and educators need to know to get our kids to be kind, have positive sibling relationships and be helpful, generous, thoughtful and polite, including kindness activities for kids. #kindness #kindnessmatters #kindkids #kindnessactivities #kindnessactivitiesforkids #parentingsiblings #parenting
Being well resourced is one of the most important elements in a relationship that can thrive. Being stretched thin personally obviously stretches your relationship this too. Small conflicts can quickly turn into BIG deals or even a blow up. Of course for most people there seems to be never enough time, (or money), to practice self care. But if you don't make the time, conflict will creep in and take even MORE time and energy. Check out this great graphic with great ideas on self care.
opinion that discipline is the ultimate in self-care especially when it comes to mindless scarfing of chocolate when a walk around the block would be far better! A paragraph from last years entry… I just had a quick rifle through my journal entry for this day last year. I was scribbling about how happy I was that I had started on this path and how content I was with my story (Hotel Deja vu in its infancy…awww ~ double awww because now she’s a Paperback!). I was a little reluctant to look back
Scolding your children could actually undermine the effectiveness of your parenting. If you could learn how to parent your child without scolding and chastising them would you? These positive disciple techniques will help you. Here is what you can do. #positiveparenting #discipline #kids #momlife #parenting
A basic introduction to mindfulness, for kids, and how to teach mindfulness to kids (at each age group) including free kids activities, and free kids printables. If you want to help teach your child emotional regulation than mindfulness activities for kids will be your new secret weapon. #emotionalregulation #mindfulnessforchildren #mindfulnessactivities #toddlerlife
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and don't know how to respond when your child is upset? It's easy to react instead of responding. Our words can hurt, or they can heal. Be your child's emotion coach with these 10 phrases. Print them out and stick them on your fridge to keep handy the next time your child's emotions are even bigger than they are. #positiveparentingphrases #emotionalintelligenceforkids #emotioncoachingkids #calmanupsetchild
7 kinds of sensory and mindfulness activities. Sensory activities are naturally immersive and promote mindfulness. These are the perfect kinds of activities to do to help kids re-center and move from feeling worried, upset, or mad to a state of play. #sensoryactivitiesforkids #mindfulnessforkids #brainbreaks #anxietyinchildren #childpsychologist #schoolcounseling #playtherapy #sensory #parenting
Do you feel overwhelmed by your child’s big emotions and behaviors? This mom-tested 3-Step guide to positive discipline is all you need to be able to respond instead of react to your child. Empower your child to change their behavior. #parenting #positiveparenting #discipline #emotions #emotionregulation #toddlers #preschoolers