We have all been told that we have to be consistent and firm with our kids. Yet we don't have to and sometimes that's not even the right thing to do.
New research suggests that extremely unsettled babies have a much higher risk of mental health problems in childhood. The question is now what we do with this, and I have a few ideas.
Stress-Free Discipline promises techniques to help parents that will build the parent-child relationship. Unfortunately, it seems to be more of a behaviourist handbook than anything that will help families parent and discipline gently and meaningfully.
Tantrums happen. Even to the best of us. The problem is when we feel our only options as parents are to ignore or give in. That isn't true. We need parents to know how to effectively handle tantrums for long-term emotional growth.
A continuation of the discussion about how permissive parenting is NOT attachment parenting. In turn, our attached children will not be sitting in our basement at 30 with no job and no goals.