Tag Archive: positive parenting

It’s a good thing you’re not perfect! Guest post by Dr. Laura Markham

**I can’t tell you how honored and excited I am to have Dr. Laura Markham from Aha! Parenting here today with this wonderful, insightful, and encouraging guest post. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while now and regularly read her words of wisdom and advice when it comes to this roller coaster that…

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Tweaking our parenting perspective

I’m not a parenting expert. I don’t have all the answers to doing this parenting gig “right”. Not by a long shot. In fact, I’ve been very candid about my parenting mishaps. Take a look here and here. Oh, and here too. Parenting is hard. It’s also the most important thing we’ll ever do. We’ve…

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Is it ever okay to spank your child?

This was a question posed to me by a mom in clinic recently. She had her hands full with a very active and independent toddler (aren’t they all?) and was wondering how I felt about spanking. I won’t beat around the bush here…my answer was, and is, a resounding No. Not ever. Not even a…

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From the trenches: 5 parenting strategies that work

In my most recent blog post, I vented about the maddening reality that parenting comes with no guarantees. It’s on those days when we’re sorting it all out, learning, and growing as parents that we question ourselves the most. It’s inevitable and par for the course in the roller coaster ride that is parenting. Highs,…

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