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Teaching and Guiding vs Discipline

Teaching and guiding is about developing your child’s morals, values, rules and standards for acceptable behavior. Discipline, in the teaching and guiding sense, helps your child learn right from wrong and learn to trust. More about discipline in my Vlog here:

8 ways to build emotional competence in our kids

How we teach our kids to manage their emotions will affect their life more than any other aspect of parenting. Acknowledging and validating your child’s feelings is the first step. In this Vlog I share eight ways to build emotional competence in our kids.

Parenting feelings

Being aware of our feelings when we’re interacting with our kids is an important part of parenting. When we’re self-aware, it gives us a more accurate understanding of our child’s feelings and separates the feeling from the person. Look at feelings as comfortable and uncomfortable. In this video I have some tips on how to manage … continue reading

What’s your parenting style?

There are three common parenting styles including authoritarian, permissive, and choices. Take a look at your parenting and what style you might tend gravitate towards. Here’s my next video where I talk about how giving a child choices might be the best model.

Parenting Part 1: Why parent?

Parenting is an everyday challenge. We all need to stop and reflect sometimes about our parenting style, what’s working and what isn’t, and how we can improve our interactions. This is the first of a series of videos that offer some important ideas to think about as you work to raise a child that is happy, healthy, confident, … continue reading

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