Tag Archives: Parenting

How to Praise Your Children in a Gentle and Effective Way

Praise is a controversial topic in Gentle Parenting circles. Many mistakenly think that gentle parents never praise their children and eschew any attempt to show children that we are proud of them. In fact, this is simply not true. Praise can and does form a role in Gentle Parenting, however it looks different to the praise that most people know and use.
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Ten Common Toddler Parenting Myths You Likely Believe (and Why you Shouldn’t!).

There are so many parenting myths in circulation in society. I’m sure you’ve come across many yourself. Many are obviously myths and therefore easy to ignore. Others however seem far more ingrained and sound far more plausible. The plausibility and popularity … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Parenting is So Hard

What do you think makes parenting so hard? Is it the sleepness nights? The constant physical demands – changing nappies, making food and drink, the housework, the laundry? The financial implications? Separation anxiety and growth and developmental spurts? Tackling toddler … Continue reading

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What Should you do When Children Lie?

Sometimes I am the parent I want to be and sometimes my parenting elicits the response I am hoping for. Before you think I am perfect (or indeed think I think I am perfect which is perhaps even worse!) I’d … Continue reading

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Is it Possible to ‘Have it All’ As a New Mother?

Over the weekend I’ve browsed a few parenting internet discussion forums and came across this post and it got me thinking. Whenever anybody comments to me, on hearing I have 4 children, “wow – how do you ever manage to have … Continue reading

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