What is Peaceful Parenting?

What is Peaceful Parenting?

Peaceful parenting is the parenting approach that I practice and teach. I’m convinced it’s why being a mom to 3 teenagers has been such a breeze! What is peaceful parenting exactly?   Peaceful parenting has three big ideas: a commitment to parental self regulation, an...
The Problems with Punishment

The Problems with Punishment

Listening. Cooperation. Whatever you call it, we all want our kids to do what we ask them to.  We want them to stop playing when it’s time to get ready for bed or we want them to tidy up their toys before going out to play.  We all have expectations for our children...
6 Strategies to Reduce Covid-19 Anxiety

6 Strategies to Reduce Covid-19 Anxiety

You’re worried and it’s hard to think about anything but Covid-19. Your children don’t really understand what is going on but they know it’s not good. Anxiety is high right now, for kids and parents. I hear you. Things are so difficult. Worry is an appropriate and...
Welcome all feelings

Welcome all feelings

“Welcome All Feelings.” This is such a wonderful peaceful parenting mantra- for us and for our children. Remind yourself when you are feeling uncomfortable or upset. Remind yourself when your child is crying or having a meltdown. When we welcome and allow...