A simple, yet powerful way to create connection and improve communication within your family

A simple, yet powerful way to create connection and improve communication within your family

One of the first Positive Discipline tools that I started using was Family Meetings.  As I was learning more about the Positive Discipline approach,  I was reflecting on my own family’s dynamics. I noticed that there was a big disconnect in the communications we were...
Don’t Believe the Holiday Hype What do you want for YOUR family this holiday season?

Don’t Believe the Holiday Hype What do you want for YOUR family this holiday season?

Over the summer I moved from one community to another and in this new community, there is a lot more pressure to “do as my neighbors do” and “go big” for the holidays.  It is funny that I can already tell this is the case, but it is true.  I have been told, “If you...
ABCs of Parenting Tips, Letter Y- The Thing About Yelling..

ABCs of Parenting Tips, Letter Y- The Thing About Yelling..

Many of you know this story, but when my girls were young I used to yell a lot.  It was one of my go-to parenting techniques.  Looking back it was relatively effective too.  But then came the day when I noticed my 2 year old daughter cringing when I would approach...