Positive Discipline

My Child Never Lies. True or False?

“He lied!” – that’s a 5 year old guest shrieking on a trampoline, as my 8 year old host awkwardly slips away. “I can see you are upset, dear, but he NEVER LIES.” NEVER LIES.  Is there such a thing?  A kid, who comes out with the embarrassing truths? Who tells you about his grades [...]

Does Positive Discipline impact your child’s truth telling?

Who doesn’t want an honest kid?  Who doesn’t read those kiddie moral stories to your own brood with a secret hope her own darling turns out THAT AMAZING TRUTHFUL kid?  The Research by Psychology Science magazine recently published a study that can help their parents greatly on getting to that ideal: how moral stories that [...]

Teach your child not to interrupt in one simple step

Mom, mom, mom… How many times did you child try to ask you something when you were talking to someone? I bet, many! How to teach children to wait and not interrupt, but to show them that you know that they want to ask something? We loved the article by Kate Gribble on www.aneverydaystory.com about how to teach [...]

Sleep Trainer shares her view on Cry It Out Loud method as a professional and as a mother

Thanks to SleepbyConnection for sharing this wonderful personal insight in our Sleep Training discussion (see “Crying it out” may damage baby’s brain and Cute parenting technique or child abuse?) As a retired sleep trainer and now a sleep deprived mother, my knowledge of the brain, years of sleep training, years of working with all kinds [...]

Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky A. Bailey

Aha, another terrific book on positive discipline. I thought, that if you read one good book, you’d be as good as it gets. Apparently not: I still often feel the urge for a good old fashioned yelling, stomping my feet and loosing my patience. I try to avoid all of the above. Yelling feels good… [...]

Early spankings make for aggressive toddlers. Study results

Spanking – this is a highly debated issue. Some believe a good swap on the butt can’t do any damage. Some believe that the damage can be quite substantial. The study is published in the September/October issue of Child Development is analyzing if the spanking one year olds can result in a more aggressive behavior [...]