Transforming the Little Moments to Bring in the Light — a guest blog from Lisa Fuller

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This month, I’m featuring a guest blog from my fellow Positive Discipline Associate and friend, Lisa Fuller.  I love this story, and hope you will, too.   Wouldn’t it be great to have a “before” and “after” parenting show?   Last month I traveled on swanky Virgin America and enjoyed the guilty pleasure of watching “What Not to Wear.” Are … Read More

My kid uses my own parenting tool on me . . . and it works!

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“I need a hug” is an actual parenting tool from “Positive Discipline.”  You can use this tool almost any time, in any situation, and it often works wonders.   Imagine that your child is having a tantrum.  You say, “I need a hug!”   Your child can’t hear you at first because he is tantrumming (or arguing, or negotiating, or … Read More

The power of perspective when parenting

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“Your explanation of your child’s behavior guides your intervention.”  — Ross Greene   I will forever be transformed by having read, “The Explosive Child” by Ross Greene.  Poorly named, this book describes both a perspective and a process for solving behavior problems jointly with kids (all kinds, even non-explosive ones.)  His work, along with “Positive Discipline,” inspired the curriculum for … Read More