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How I Stopped an Emotional Trantrum with Three Easy Steps

STEP ONE: Pause and Observe. What emotion are you experiencing? What emotion is your child (or whomever) experiencing?

By |February 27th, 2014|Courses|Comments Off on How I Stopped an Emotional Trantrum with Three Easy Steps

What I Learned About Tone of Voice and Parenting

Tone of Voice: A parent’s key to knowing the meaning behind the words.

Last weekend I took a coaching certification class offered at www.yourinfinitelylifeonline.com called Power/Empathy/Tone of Voice Concepts.  This is one of their “Advanced Mastery Classes” for coaching and teaching the courses they offer.  I”m busy working on […]

By |February 12th, 2014|Ages 0-3, Ages 13-18, Ages 4-7, Ages 8-12, Big Kids, Blog, Boys, Consequences, FAPQ, Fighting, Girls, Listening, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on What I Learned About Tone of Voice and Parenting

The Conscious Learner: Children Ages 3-6

Children ages 3-6 are transitioning from merely testing and exploring their environment to having meaning and purpose in the world they live. How can parents prepare themselves to support this exciting new stage of development in their children?

By |June 8th, 2012|Blog, Kids' Environment, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The Conscious Learner: Children Ages 3-6

Preparing the Home for Baby: A Montessori Perspective

Expectant parents read books like What to Expect When You’re Expecting and take pre-natal classes to prepare themselves for labor. But after the baby arrives, many new moms and dads are left asking, “Now what do I do?” Jeanne-Marie Paynel of Voila Montessori addresses expectant parents about how to prepare the home for the arrival of baby.

By |May 3rd, 2012|Blog, Kids' Environment, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Preparing the Home for Baby: A Montessori Perspective

Building Strong Brains: The Real Reason Schools Need Environmental Education

Why do we teach science? Is it because there is a set of things that all children should know by the time they are 18? Is it because we want them to learn certain disciplined ways of approaching a problem? Is it because connecting with nature at a young age is critical to developing empathy for the planet we live on?

By |February 28th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Kids' Environment, Little Kids|Comments Off on Building Strong Brains: The Real Reason Schools Need Environmental Education