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As promised, Here are the Survey Results

As promised, Here are the Survey Results

As promised, here are the survey results. Thank you once again to everyone that participated in my survey. The response was overwhelming and I'm very grateful you took the time to share your experiences with me. The answers really emphasized that even though all of...

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I was Spanked and I Turned Out OK

I was Spanked and I Turned Out OK

Before I had children I thought spanking, time-outs, and other forms of punishment were all necessary parenting tools. Children need to be kept in line, understand that undesired behavior has consequences, and I knew that I was spanked and I turned out OK. It had to...

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The Bond Between Siblings Starts at Conception

The Bond Between Siblings Starts at Conception

Throughout my pregnancy with child#2, people would ask me "How are you going to tell your daughter you're pregnant?". My response was "I don't need to. She told me." The sibling bond began when I conceived. My 1 1/2 year old daughter pointed at my belly one snowy day...

The Gift of Imaginative Play

The Gift of Imaginative Play

My almost 3 year old's imagination is going full throttle. Tigers roam our house. We light camp fires in our living room and she drives a car like a maniac. I used to really struggle playing with her for extended periods of time but imaginative play has changed...

How to Get Your Child to Listen Using 1 Simple Trick

How to Get Your Child to Listen Using 1 Simple Trick

Have you ever wondered how to get your child to listen to you? Here's one trick that can help. It's easy and effective. All it takes is a bit of practice. The Trick: Tell them what you want them to do. Not what you don't want them to do. Think you're doing that...

Dangerous Behaviour: How to Raise a Confident Child

Dangerous Behaviour: How to Raise a Confident Child

I was watching my husband play with Hailey today. He picked her up, stood her on the window sill (about 3 feet off the ground), and let go. He sat just beneath ready to catch her if she fell (or jumped). There she stood teetering on the ledge, stuffed bear in hand....

How to Stop a Crying Baby using Grounding

How to Stop a Crying Baby using Grounding

You may have heard of the idea of grounding (or earthing) as a solution for stress, pain, feeling overwhelmed, or any negative feeling. It's a method that helps restore balance to our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies. However, it's also a technique...