Deserving Love

2019-03-28T22:23:52-04:00August 27th, 2015|

I had a choice in a moment: To focus on the "misbehaviour" or focus instead on making sure my daughter understood one critical thing. I chose that critical thing - knowing that she is always loved by us.

Guest Post: What Is Discipline?

2019-03-28T22:24:06-04:00January 15th, 2014|

When people talk about ‘disciplining a child’, they usually mean ‘punishing’ a child. The punishment is supposed to help children learn, but research tells us punishment is an ineffective teacher... So what does it really mean to 'discipline'?

Logical Consequences: A Quick Guide

2019-03-28T22:24:12-04:00September 12th, 2013|

When I wrote about the benefits of adding logical consequences to our toolkit with our daughter, I was met with some resistance from people. Most of the resistance centered on the fact that people view logical consequences as punishment and children don’t learn from punishment. I disagree and I thought I’d share a bit more on how to implement a logical consequence, along with what it does and does not include.

The Benefits of Logical Consequences

2019-03-28T22:24:12-04:00September 10th, 2013|

I’m a big fan of natural consequences. But sometimes natural just doesn’t do it – like when my daughter decides to throw her toys at me – sure, she sees me sad and I will not play with her, but that doesn’t quite seem to curb it, especially when she’s angry and threw it in order to hurt me.