Mothers and Social Media

In this generation, social media is in most parent’s everyday lives.  Whether it is through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest more and more parents, especially mothers are bombarded with the way that they should parent, creating picture perfect ideas of parenting.  These ideas are both unnatural and unrealistic for the average mom to achieve on a daily basis. With one click of a button a … Continue reading Mothers and Social Media

Positive Talking vs. Negative Talking

Sometimes children are not simply being disobedient, sometimes they are out of control because they are hungry or very tired.  My son gets “mean” when he’s really tired.  He’ll say mean things or anger easily.  Rather than yell because he’s being “bad” I’ll acknowledge that he’s tired and let him know that it’s inappropriate for him to act this way because of it.  Then make … Continue reading Positive Talking vs. Negative Talking

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is not something that you can fake, it is something that parents have to believe in.  You discipline in a gentle and respectful way as opposed to disciplining out of fear.  You encourage your children.  Parents believe in every opportunity to teach their children instead of punishing them.  By teaching them you are helping them develop responsibility, honesty, respect, and confidence.  You are able to … Continue reading Positive Parenting

Punishment: What to do Instead

Last week we found out what punishments really teach children.  So what are we suppose to do instead?  Below is the same list with alternatives to parent positively. If your child hits another child, do not hit them as punishment.  This only teaches them that it is ok if you are bigger than they are. Instead, use your words and inquire about the incident.  Most children hit … Continue reading Punishment: What to do Instead

Punishments: What They Really Teach Children

Positive parenting is the belief that a child can be disciplined in a positive encouraging way without punishments.  Punishments, like time-out, spanking,  only show children unnatural consequences to their behavior, it does not tell them why it is wrong, nor does it allow them to figure it out themselves.  Punishments only stop the immediate behavior, they do not teach what behavior you want.  Below are some … Continue reading Punishments: What They Really Teach Children

Positive Guidance Strategies

As a mother, I always want to guide my children in a positive way.  There are various ways to guide your children in a positive way.  Below are some strategies for guiding your child’s behavior in positive ways as you help them learn to manage their feelings and behavior. Give the big rule and the little rule.  This strategies involves state one of your main rules … Continue reading Positive Guidance Strategies