3 Tips to Gentle Parenting – An Alternative to Spanking

July 17, 2012

Sometimes as parents we can get to the end of our rope and be tempted to follow “might is right” parenting which ends in spanking and yelling at our children. Studies have shown that spanking, even “mild” spanking, can cause long-term mental health issues for children.

Some advocate time outs to set boundaries, but there is another school of parenting called gentle parenting. Gentle parenting takes time, patience, communication, self-knowledge, a willingness to go on the parenting journey, did we mention patience? :) The result is a loving, respectful relationship where even your discipline teaches your child about love, respect, trust and understanding.

Summer Reading Activity for Kids

July 11, 2012

Reading to children has so many benefits and you can extend those benefits by reinforcing the story that you have read

3 Parenting Tips To Keep Summer Fun

July 10, 2012

Summertime is a fun time for new adventures and bonding more with your children, but the heat and “I’m bored” can cause any parents nerves to be a bit on edge. We have 3 easy parenting tips to help keep your summer fun and not frustrating.

4th of July Safety Tips for Kids

July 3, 2012

Parades, picnics and pool time are hallmarks of the 4th of July. You can enjoy your holiday and keep it safe with these few parenting tips.