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Instead of 'You're Okay'

Instead of 'You're Okay'

I'm going to be perfectly honest: with children, it's less about what you say and more about how you say it. Body posture and tone will always communicate more than our words. So please keep this in mind as you are trying out these suggested phrases.⁣
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Does Your Child Struggle With Boundaries?⁣⁣

Does Your Child Struggle With Boundaries?⁣⁣

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is teaching them to respect, develop, and set boundaries at an early age. ⁣⁣Before we can discuss how to teach our children about boundaries we need to understand that the foundation for boundaries is a secure attachment. ⁣⁣
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How to Handle Potty Training Regressions

How to Handle Potty Training Regressions

It's no secret that the changes brought about by COVID have had an impact on our kids - and potty training regression has been something many families are struggling with in the wake of this pandemic.
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Joint Attention

Joint Attention

Joint attention means BOTH of you know you’re talking about the same thing and are actively sharing the experience. Repeat the word a minimum of 5 times during the interaction.
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How Comfortable Are You With Your Child Taking Risks?⁣⁣

How Comfortable Are You With Your Child Taking Risks?⁣⁣

Earlier today, I asked you to voice your opinion on whether or not you would allow certain behaviors. If you didn’t get a chance to share or see how other fellow parents weighed in please visit my stories after this post. ⁣⁣Risky childhood behavior can be a tricky topic because there is a fine line between true danger and risk.
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Boundaries With Kids

Boundaries With Kids

Boundaries help us differentiate between ourselves and others. It’s as if we have an invisible shield of energy surrounding us. This shield helps us conserve our energy and keep other’s energy from depleting ours.⁣⁣⁣
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3 Tips For Supporting a Child Through Anxiety

3 Tips For Supporting a Child Through Anxiety

1. Check your own energy. If their anxiety is making you anxious, it will only compound the experience for them.
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Our Children's Abilities

Our Children's Abilities

We're always so hyper-concerned with making sure our children can memorize the alphabet, recognize letters and numbers, count to 100, name shapes, and identify colors.⁠ The funny thing is... by doing this, we're totally underestimating our children's abilities. ⁠
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Power of the Basics

Power of the Basics

Don't underestimate the power of the basics! When I first discovered Human Design I thought that the fastest track to living my design was knowing ALL.THE.THINGS. I can't pinpoint exactly when, but I had a major wake up call when someone asked me if I could explain my design to them and I literally went blank.
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Sleeping Training (Part 3)

Sleeping Training (Part 3)

Much of the harm is unmeasurable. If we are thinking about emotional outcomes, such as anxiety, depression, ability to cope with stress, trauma etc., these are outcomes that are not directly tangible or easily observable. These issues may also take years and years to surface, and would require long term studies to evaluate whether sleep training methods played a role.
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Sleep Training (Part 2)

Sleep Training (Part 2)

If you know anything about appraising research, you probably know you can find research to support any opinion or position. It’s important to take a look at the design: the methods, the outcomes being measured, any biases to determine whether there are flaws in the study. Yes, you will find some studies that support the use of CIO techniques for infants.
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Sleep Training (Part 1)

Sleep Training (Part 1)

A common response I get to speaking out against CIO or withdrawal type sleep training methods is, “Show me proof that sleep training is harmful.” While I’m happy to share research that I stumble across, I feel like we sometimes think too simplistically about this issue, and I want to start a several part series explaining some of the problems I have with the current research and parenting paradigms.
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