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» Welcome To Positive Parenting Positive Parenting Connection

» Welcome To Positive Parenting Positive Parenting Connection | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

Do you ever feel a bit overwhelmed with the “millions” of steps, programs, ideas and must do’s of parenting? Do you wonder if you need to change your ways or just need some reassurance that what you are doing is perfectly alright?

The idea of Positive Parenting Connection is not to prescribe must do’s and can’t dos…It’s a safe place to discuss, explore, learn and discover positive, family centered, child friendly, peaceful, evidence based ways of parenting and raising children.

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» Infant Stress May Lead to Teen Anxiety - Psych Central News

» Infant Stress May Lead to Teen Anxiety  - Psych Central News | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Results from a long-term study suggest high levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage...
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What if you set a limit and your child ignores it?

What if you set a limit and your child ignores it? | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

esterday, we talked about why empathic limits are the secret to Raising a Self-Disciplined Child. But sometimes it's not so easy to set an empathic limit. What if you state an expectation and your child ignores it? It's hard to stay empathic then. This is where most of us start yelling, or casting about for some threat to get our child to do what we want. Luckily, there's a better way.

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Naturopathic Remedies for the Cold & Flu Season | The Hippy Homemaker

Naturopathic Remedies for the Cold & Flu Season | The Hippy Homemaker | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

It’s THAT time of year again, where everyone around me starts coughing, sniffling, and spreading their germs all over the place. With a 2 year old, it’s just that much worse. Kids are like petri dishes waiting to excrete their bacteria all over the place. I ALWAYS seem to get sick, every single year.

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Study: Meditation Can Make Us More Empathetic - The Atlantic

Study: Meditation Can Make Us More Empathetic - The Atlantic | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
The AtlanticStudy: Meditation Can Make Us More EmpatheticThe Atlantic"Turning the inner eye outward" activates the brain area responsible for empathy and improves our ability to read the facial expressions of others.
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Evil: Is it a lack of empathy for fellow human beings? | Washington Times Communities

Evil: Is it a lack of empathy for fellow human beings? | Washington Times Communities | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen holds that cognitive factors are to blame for a great deal of destructive behavior.
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Parenting Through The Tough Days – A Survival Kit!

Parenting Through The Tough Days – A Survival Kit! | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Some days parenting can be tough. Sleepless nights, teething, and sickness are just a few of the challenges we all face and they can wreak havoc on our patience and the way we parent. So when you a...
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Make Your Own Worry Dolls | PlayDrMom

Make Your Own Worry Dolls | PlayDrMom | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

My troubles with worry and anxiety started early in life. I would worry about everything … especially at bedtime. One of the ways my wonderful mom helped me cope was by getting me a set of “worry dolls” (like these). They were a set of tiny dolls in a small wooden box. She explained to me that at bedtime I could tell each doll one worry and they would work on the problem why I slept. That way I could let go of my worry and get some rest.

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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of wheeze and asthma in preschool children

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of wheeze and asthma in preschool children | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with wheeze and asthma inpreschool children, even among children who were not exposed to maternal smoking late in pregnancy or after birth, according to a new study.

"Epidemiological evidence suggests that exposure to maternal smoking during fetal and early life increases the risk of childhood wheezing and asthma, but earlier studies were not able to differentiate the effects of prenatal and postnatal exposure," said lead author Åsa Neuman MD, of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. "Our study, a large pooled analysis of eight birth cohorts with data on more than 21,000 children, included 735 children who were exposed to maternal smoking only during pregnancy."


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Authentic Parenting: Sugar Coated Punishments: The problem with Bribes

Authentic Parenting: Sugar Coated Punishments: The problem with Bribes | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Bribes area as detrimental to the development of self discipline as are punishments.
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» 6 Things You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Say To Your Child Positive Parenting Connection

» 6 Things You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Say To Your Child Positive Parenting Connection | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

balance, limits and trusting our instincts and so today I want to share 6 things I believe we should not be afraid to say to our children:

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» The Positive Parenting Promise: Because Change Begins at Home. Positive Parenting Connection

» The Positive Parenting Promise: Because Change Begins at Home. Positive Parenting Connection | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

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Animals Help Children Overcome Challenges | Child Mind Institute

Animals Help Children Overcome Challenges | Child Mind Institute | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Therapists are finding new and inventive ways to use animals to calm, motivate and teach kids with developmental and psychiatric issues. From dogs to horses, they help children acquire skills and build confidence.
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Transitions: The Place Between Here and There | Core Parenting - Parenting Resources in Portland, Oregon.

Transitions: The Place Between Here and There | Core Parenting - Parenting Resources in Portland, Oregon. | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
There is no time in parenting when our ability to be mindful and present in the moment is more challenged than during times of transitions.
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Winter Emergency Roadside Kit with Kids in Mind - Job Description: Mommy

Winter Emergency Roadside Kit with Kids in Mind - Job Description: Mommy | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
It's that time of year, fires in the wood burning stove, leaves falling from trees, chai tea. It is also the time of year our family diligently prepares for winter.
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Hybrid Rasta Mama: Breastfeeding Lists, Advice, Links, and More

Hybrid Rasta Mama: Breastfeeding Lists, Advice, Links, and More | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

great tips including: The 5 Things I Wish I Did BEFORE Beginning My Breastfeeding Journey

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Ferberizing, cry-it-out, and attachment parenting, what is the best baby sleep solution? | Washington Times Communities

Ferberizing, cry-it-out, and attachment parenting, what is the best baby sleep solution? | Washington Times Communities | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
For decades there has been disagreement on how to get baby to sleep through the night. Recently Pediatrics published the results of a five-year study that might provide some answers.
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Do You Know Where Your Children Are? Is That Always A Good Thing? : NPR

Do You Know Where Your Children Are? Is That Always A Good Thing?    : NPR | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Decades ago, kids were encouraged to play outside and explore the outdoors. Nowadays, protective parents have reined in their children, leading to strictly structured (and supervised) playtime.
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» Always & Never Positive Parenting Connection

» Always & Never Positive Parenting Connection | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

For much of a child’s early life, our words are building their story. When we use absolute words we inadvertently guide children towards believing in a story that may not actually be quite true. Perhaps your child pokes their sibling once in a while, enough that it bugs you, but is it really an always? The more you tell her so, the more she may believe that…and then she may as well just poke some more!

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Good parenting is just a joke

Good parenting is just a joke | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Parents who joke and pretend with their toddlers are giving their children a head start in terms of life skills.
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What Was I Thinking?! | Code Name: Mama

What Was I Thinking?! | Code Name: Mama | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Sometimes children make choices that make us wonder...what were they thinking? Sometimes we make equally puzzling choices!
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Authentic Parenting: Anger: 10 Ideas on How to Stop Reacting and Focus on Responding

Authentic Parenting: Anger: 10 Ideas on How to Stop Reacting and Focus on Responding | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it

It’s nearly impossible to parent and not get angry at some point. Sometimes, as parents we must deal with quite some annoying, difficult, stressful situations. It's not unusual for parents to feel angry. Sometimes in anger we react. Sometimes we react badly!

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Dr. Laura Markham > Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child

Dr. Laura Markham > Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Dr.Laura Markham > Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child http://t.co/1zLDkaqQ...
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Temperament gives 'red flags' for autism › News in Science (ABC Science)

Temperament gives 'red flags' for autism › News in Science (ABC Science) | Positive Parenting | Scoop.it
Lack of cuddliness and a fixation with textures, sounds and smells in children under two years of age could be signs of autism, say researchers.

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