Posts tagged with: Discipline

How to Apologize to Your Child Learning how to apologize to your child requires a paradigm shift for many parents. As children, many of us failed to receive apologies from authority figures when they wronged us. Only recently has our...
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Attachment Parenting Results After 18 Years Have you ever wondered about attachment parenting results past the first few years of life? I know I wondered about this when I was a new mom. My oldest son will be 18 this...
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Is Gentle Parenting Permissive Parenting? When I first became interested in gentle parenting, I admit, I wondered to myself, “Is gentle parenting permissive parenting?” Because I was brought up in a strict, authoritarian household I worried about the effectiveness of...
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Is Crying It Out Ever Okay For Your Baby? Few baby parenting topics are more controversial than sleep training, especially the cry-it-out method. As a mother who practiced attachment parenting with her babies, leaving my baby to cry alone was...
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How To Discipline Your Child Without Spanking – 13 Alternatives to Spanking Your Child If you’ve decided not to use corporal punishment as a form of discipline you may find yourself unprepared for situations where spanking is often used.  Many...
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Does Gentle Discipline Really Work? I first read about gentle discipline when my oldest child was nearing his first birthday.  I’d practiced attachment parenting from the beginning, but hadn’t given much thought to discipline.  I knew from my own upbringing...
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Parenting Q & A: My Kids Fight All The Time. Help! Q:  My sons are 7 and 5.  They argue and fight non-stop.  The older one tries to “parent” the younger one.  The younger one whines and gets dramatic about...
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How to Create a Chore Plan for Children If you’ve implemented a chore system with your children you already understand the importance of children doing chores.  If you are like me, then you might be hesitant to assign chores to your children...
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How to Discipline Without Using Punishment I have a long-standing disagreement with punishment.  When I was a child I would think to myself when I was punished, “Geez!  You don’t have to punish me.  Just tell me what I did...
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How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Caring for Your Baby So now you’re a mom of two and now you’re outnumbered.  The logistics become a little tricky when you have two children who are very close in age.  My...
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How to Feed a Picky Eater One of the most common parenting struggles is how to feed a picky eater.  You’re probably here because you did a google search seeking information about how to get a picky eater to eat.  You...
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How to Stop Sibling Rivalry There isn’t much my children can do that will make me truly angry.  My oldest has broken three separate windows, all of my children have made their marks on the walls with crayon or marker,...
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How to Create a Family Contract for Smartphone Use A few months ago I was talking with my mother about the differences between raising a teenager in the 90s (when I was a teen) and raising a teenager today.  Most...
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My Husband and I Disagree on Discipline Disclaimer:  This post is written specifically for mothers who practice gentle, positive discipline.  Our Small Hours supports the use of attachment parenting and gentle, positive discipline and does not support the use of physical punishment....
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