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Do You Feel Mom Guilt?

Do You Feel Mom Guilt?

Feelings of guilt are so incredibly common in parenting.  For moms, of course, but also dads… and grandparents, caregivers…  
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Understanding Behavior

Understanding Behavior

At its core, positive parenting is about looking past behavior to discover the true feeling or need BEHIND it 👀 Parents often adopt the idea that "toddlers are terrible" before their child even enters into those formative years so they struggle to find the beauty in toddlerhood.
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Role Model

Role Model

One of the most powerful things we can do? MODEL (explicitly) the process of self-regulation and coping for our kids! ✨ When we find calm & poise in ourselves first and BRING that energy...
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Compliance Does Not Equal Respect

Compliance Does Not Equal Respect

Prioritising compliance occurs at the expense of meeting the child’s needs. To truly understand a child’s behaviour, we need to be curious and look at the needs behind it (remember our recent post about the iceberg model?)
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If Your Toddler Pushes Another Child

If Your Toddler Pushes Another Child

You’re at the park, everything is going well and all of a sudden your toddler pushes his friend out of the way… 😳  Embarrassing, frustrating… I know ❤️ We have ALL been there. 
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Avoid Saying vs Try Saying

Avoid Saying vs Try Saying

Our kids are SO desperate for our attention that even negative attention, a big reaction? They crave it. So, they just learned, "oooohhhh THAT'S how I get Mommy's attention. Next time I want her to pay attention to me, I'll hit my brother again!"
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Walk Alongside Your Child

Walk Alongside Your Child

I arrived at motherhood as the first person and I didn’t even know it. My body told me: it felt panic every time I was faced with upset. Sometimes it felt rage, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts. ⁣
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Unlearning Codependence

Unlearning Codependence

Codependency tells us that other people’s feelings are our responsibility. We need others to feel okay so we can feel okay. As you can imagine, this makes it tough for us to allow full emotional expression in others.
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Mom Truth

Mom Truth

“Won’t won’t you just sleep? I’m so exhausted! I can’t do this anymore.” ⁣
This was me the other night at 3 am when I finally had enough. 😫👆🏻⁣

Mom truth... ⁣
Something no one told me about before I became a mom, was how much I would OBSESS over sleep. It has consumed my life in so many aspects. ⁣
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Ways Little Kids Can Help

Ways Little Kids Can Help

Fascinated by how the world works, toddlers have a strong desire for consistency and repetition, craving routine and structure. Since play reflects real life, the way two-year-olds play starts looking more and more organized. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Try This Instead?

Try This Instead?

Our intention is to comfort kids and make them feel okay, but...it isn’t up to us to decide that they’re okay. Our job is to support them through whatever they are feeling. When we tell them not to cry, even with good intentions, their first thought when they want to cry will be “don’t!”
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Defensive Child

Defensive Child

“How do I teach him that it’s okay to make mistakes? Or that it’s my job to correct her?” are questions I hear all the time and hopefully this post will help give you some perspective.
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