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Every Little Detail on How to Use Positive Reinforcement To Empower Your Child

Every Little Detail on How to Use Positive Reinforcement To Empower Your Child

That mom with the great kids… she’s keeping a secret. She may not even know it, but deep inside, she has all the details for using positive reinforcement to change behavior woven throughout her parenting ability. The secrets disguise themselves as mere intuition. Instincts, she may herself be surprised by. But these “secret skills” aren’t…

How to Reduce Sibling Conflict: Is it Rivalry or Is it Something Much Simpler?

How to Reduce Sibling Conflict: Is it Rivalry or Is it Something Much Simpler?

So often parents jump to assume our children have a sibling rivalry the minute we hear them begin to quarrel. That’s not typically the case! I want to chat about sibling conflict, what sibling rivalry really is, and, most importantly, how to significantly reduce and diffuse sibling conflict. What is Sibling Rivalry? By the very definition, a…

Good Parenting Skills: A Surprising Source of Exceptional Parenting Tenacity

Good Parenting Skills: A Surprising Source of Exceptional Parenting Tenacity

Sometimes the very best advice comes from the most unlikely of places. It’ll rush over you like a warm breeze you weren’t expecting on a chili day, leaving you grateful and recharged! This happened to me recently while listening to a podcast that had nothing to do with parenting, yet offered crazy-powerful wisdom on the…

Discover the Three Main Child Temperament Types: Better Parenting Through Understanding

Discover the Three Main Child Temperament Types: Better Parenting Through Understanding

As my children have grown, it’s been so fun to watch each of them adapt, customize, and personalize their lives. As I observe their plain-to-see individuality, I witness the real-life application of some of the most insightful parenting research on child temperament types that I’ve ever read. this blog occasionally uses affiliate links and I…