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In our Positive Discipline workshop series, we spend three hours on the steps of positive discipline. This language provides a framework for effectively working through a discipline exchange from managing emotions with I messages and empathy to using choices and consequences. I have written about … [Read More...]
Question: Dear Dr. Rene, I have a 2 year, 8 month old girl. I nursed her for 18 months. After that point, I slowly have faded into the background. If daddy is around, I am out. I can't give her a bath and put her to bed without dealing with tantrums about why daddy isn't doing it. She regularly … [Read More...]
So this is a work in progress but I thought I'd share my first draft of our Parenting Book List. Please let me know your thoughts. Are there categories or books that I've left off? Thanks! Overall The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by … [Read More...]
The Department of Education cites reading aloud with children as the number one way to build successful readers. The goal is reading aloud to children for a minimum of 20 minutes a day, to build a love of stories and books. Reading aloud with very young children can be a challenge. Here are a few … [Read More...]
The Department of Education encourages parents to read aloud to their children 20 minutes a day at a minimum. The idea is to read aloud to them for longer stretches and more often as you are able. It's also suggested that you continue to read aloud to your children long passed the time you thought … [Read More...]
Dear Dr. Rene,Our nine year old is signed up for his first sleep away summer camp. He is already a bit nervous about this. How do we best get him ready?Sincerely,Mom of ThreeDear Mom,First, start with empathy. Let him know that you understand he is nervous and it's a perfectly understandable way … [Read More...]
As a parent, I know the familiar frustrations: there are so many toys and activities in the house and the kids are complaining they are bored. you have to get dinner ready and want them to play with toys but they are under-foot. they finally find something to play with and it lasts 6 minutes … [Read More...]
Empathy is the child's ability to recognize and understand another's emotions. This is a gradually developing trait throughout the childhood years. While young toddlers may react to others' emotions, their ability to understand those emotions or recognize the other person is having a separate … [Read More...]