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The Secret to Positive Discipline – Why Time Outs Aren’t Enough

“There has to be a consequence. He has to know the behavior is not okay,” my husband asserted looking at me straight in the eyes. I nodded. We’ve never given timeouts or sent our kids to their rooms for punishment. We’ve always worked through the issue with them, which, arguably, will help them a great …

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The Power of Positive Communication with Kids

Positive communication and positive thinking are powerful. There is no doubt about that fact. Not complaining actually has science supporting the positive impact it has on your body. I have to work hard at positive communication, in general, not only with my kids but also with my husband. I have always been a glass half …

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9 Refreshing Ways to Positively Communicate with Kids

“Please don’t…” I started to react to my son standing up in his chair at the dinner table. I didn’t go further. Every day is an opportunity to execute positive communicate with my sons. In fact, they give me lots and lots of opportunities throughout the day. I began again, “Chairs are for sitting in.” …

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How to Discipline a Child, Stop Bullying, & Teach Ownership

Developing inner discipline seems like a lifelong process, especially for kids with challenging behaviors such as anxiety. Even as an adult, I continue to have to focus on discipline and will every day. However, I know that discipline will give me more freedom in life. For that reason, my goal is to help my kids …

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How to Discipline Effectively in a Montessori Environment

“We must lift children up, not pound them into the ground, we must view their negatives as positives and their flaws as gifts,” my instructor spoke about Montessori discipline. I nodded ferociously.  Yes, yes, yes! At that moment, I wanted to climb on top of the table scream, “Can I get an Amen, friends?” My mom …

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How to Use Positive Parenting When Disciplining Kids

How do you discipline a 3-year-old without shutting him down? To put it another way, how do you discipline a child in a way that he actually learns something from the experience? That is the question I asked myself again and again as a new parent. Then I discovered Montessori and positive parenting.  Turns out …

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