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Focusing on the Negative

The girl, no older than 10, finished an impressive physical feat on the uneven bars. Her body, straight as a ruler, has just completed a 720° turn, and at the zenith she let go, letting her body fly through the air before she tucked herself into a tiny ball, spun twice and landed. She faltered […]

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Tips for Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

I am the parent of a very strong-willed two and a half year old little girl. I’ve known since she was a teeny little baby that I’d have my work cut out for me. But, here’s the thing; it’s tough, and we have power struggles all the time, but I am determined to resist the […]

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The Power of Positive Imagery

Six years ago, I went to a Women’s Conference, and I vividly remember a speaker talking about Positive Imagery.  To illustrate the power of Positive Imagery, she said, “what happens when you hand a child a glass of milk and say, ‘don’t spill your milk’?” You know what happens — almost always, the milk gets […]

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The Trouble With Punishment

Today’s guest post is submitted by Clara Mitchell.  Clara has combined her decade of parenting experience with her professional background in psychology and education to found The Parent Company. While experiencing the challenging (though wonderful!) roller coaster ride of raising children, she was inspired to seek positive solutions to everyday family issues. She is passionate about […]

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Why I Do Not Believe in Spanking

There are so many different parenting styles out there today. To be honest, it isn’t important for me to feel associated to a particular method or style, but rather feel right with how I am parenting.  Today, I’m talking about a controversial method of discipline. Spanking. I simply do not believe in it. There are so many […]

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