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Positive Discipline

How To Be An Empathetic Parent Even When It Feels Hard

Andrea Nair | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Andrea Nair

Being more empathetic is one of my parenting and personal goals this year, so I started digging more deeply into this concept to understand how to put empathy into action.

What to Do When a Child Won't Listen

Andrea Nair | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Andrea Nair

There are several factors involved in a child's willingness to cooperate. A child not doing what she is told is less about "not listening" and more about how able she feels to do what you want her to do.

How To Deal With The F-ing Fours

Andrea Nair | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Andrea Nair

There are many factors that conspire to make parenting children of this age particularly challenging.

7 Alternatives to Punishment, Option 1: You Are Not Alone

Ashley Ryan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

As a parent, I'm sure you've had moments when you foresaw a disaster that was about to occur. And if we take a moment to think about it, we can usually foresee other recipes for disasters.

Disciplining Without Shaming

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While discipline is crucial during all stages of raising a child, discipline is not about getting even, inducing guilt, or even punishing -- all of which are forms of shaming a child. Instead, disciplining, at any age, is about correcting and guiding him toward more appropriate behavior.

3 Simple Ways You Can Inspire Your Kids Right Now

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

The key is really stepping back and looking to see what is true for us and what's true for our children. If more of us did what we loved, I think there would be less projecting onto our kids.

Obama: Positive-Discipline And The Father-In-Chief

Esquire | Tom Junod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I understand Barack Obama. It is not always easy, but I do. I can even relate to him. Of course, we weren't supposed to need to. He was supposed to be...