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 …

-by Carol Welcher During the developmental stage of 2-4 years of age, children are supposed to push boundaries, manipulate, and tease. This how they learn how much power and control they have in their world. It is not something bad that has …

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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 …

Please visit the website, “What To Expect”.  I have a guest blog post there called “My Secret for Getting My Kids to Nap”.  In this article, I write about 4 steps to creating a peaceful nap time for you and the kids.  …

by Deborah Godfrey So often parenting becomes a chore. In order to be effective, we must spend a great deal of time training our children, and especially following through with consequences to misbehavior. Sometimes it seems there just aren’t any more smiles …