By Deborah Godfrey I went on an errand one afternoon, leaving my 11 year old daughter home alone. Twenty minutes later, I returned to find my child sobbing hysterically on the couch. “What happened, what’s the matter?” I frantically asked her. She …

(Author Unknown) Imagine if someone with authority said to you that you could not use corporal punishment to discipline your children. Stop and think…how would you handle it? Would it cause dramatic changes in the way you discipline your kids? Would you …

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Parenting Forgetful Behavior By Deborah Godfrey “Dad, where’s my backpack?”   “Mom!  I forgot my lunch! You have to bring it now!” “Where’d you put my sweatshirt?” Do any of these statements sound vaguely familiar?  At Positive Parenting, we have a saying: “A …

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– By Deborah Godfrey With our busy lives, we often look to short term, easy answers for everything, including parenting. We have fast food, computers, the latest gadget or gizmo to save us time, money or stress. Many of these ideas are …

– By Deborah Godfrey I’ve been a gardener for as long as I can remember. My dad always had a plot wherever we lived in Camarillo. The height of my learning was when I was 10 and we moved to an acre …

I’ve been struggling with my 11 year-old son’s outburst and tantrums for some time. Many incidents erupted with him screaming, “I hate this place”, “I hate you”, “nobody loves me”, and “I’m going to run away from home”. One evening he even …