How small tweaks in language can make a big difference in cooperation – a video demonstration

MarcilieCooperation, Empathy, Encouragement, Kind and Firm Parenting, long term parenting, Parenting and Management, Parenting w/Positive Discipline, Positive Parenting, Problem SolvingLeave a Comment

In this video, I demonstrate a simple and effective tool that not only invites better cooperation, but it also teaches long-term life skills and helps children develop self-efficacy (belief in self) and self-discipline.

Surviving School Closures in the wake of COVID-19

MarcilieLetting Go, Parenting and Management, Screen time1 Comment

Coronavirus’ exponential spread is affecting everyone. The business world seemed to understand the implications first by announcing work-from-home mandates. Schools across the country are now following suit, leaving working parents in quite a pickle. We are being asked to be a professional, parent, and teacher all at once and all at home. That’s a pretty tall order; especially with young children … Read More

Child melting down? Try this

Marciliediscipline, Kind and Firm Parenting, Parenting Toddlers, Positive ParentingLeave a Comment

The story featured below is from Ranjana, mother of two children. She had recently attended a Positive Discipline class where the topic was setting limits. In class, we spent a lot of time talking about how hard it is to allow and accept our children’s big emotions, especially when they are screaming, tantruming, or crying incessantly.   It’s uncomfortable (for everyone) … Read More