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Positive Discipline: No Punishments and No Rewards

“No punishment and no rewards” seems overwhelming without understanding the big picture of Positive Discipline:  children making good choices because it’s the right thing to do.   784 more words

Negative Parenting. Yep, I say no a whole lot.

This morning on the playground, my 21 month old ran around like a maniac along side another toddler. As I chased Grayson, negativity flew out of my mouth, 498 more words


The Unschool Journey: A Four Year Throwback

Written four years ago, this hit the nail on the head about our then-current homeschool status.

Or lack of.


Or exactly like we like it. 321 more words

10 Ways to Unschool a Traditional Schooler

Perhaps you read Unschool Day and your kids attend a traditional school — can unschool philosophies play a role in your life?  I am well versed in the mainstream educational model… 222 more words

Chore Time: Ask for help rather than demand compliance.

Our unschool day is defined by our flexibility, willingness to follow our own path and a great desire for my children to feel in control of their lives. 865 more words

Positive Discipline: Respond vs. React

When I had two toddlers, I recall being in awe of parents who remained calm and kind, regardless of recent kid drama.  I admired their style but couldn’t quite master it myself. 479 more words

WHY we discipline determines HOW we discipline - Part 2

If raising healthy—physically, spiritually, emotionally—whole kids is one of your parenting goals it should also be in the forefront of your mind and heart when you discipline or interact with your kids. 878 more words

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