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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

~ Albert Einstein


From The Blog

Limit setting when there isn’t a choice

Limit setting when there isn’t a choice

A mom asked us, as a gentle, nonviolent parent, if using force is ever justified. For example, is it okay to physically restrain a child to get a necessary medical procedure done? Here’s what she wrote… “Our 8-year-old understands she needs a medical procedure. We...

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How to set a limit in parenting

How to set a limit in parenting

Have you ever found yourself in a parenting situation where your child just HAS to do something and there really is no other option? Like maybe for health reasons, your child needs to get an uncomfortable medical procedure done, or take a medication, or get a shot…...

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Are you overhelping your child?

Are you overhelping your child?

How do you know if you are overhelping your toddler or teen? It can be difficult as a parent to watch our kids struggle… whether it’s stacking wood blocks or getting to school in the morning. Let me tell you a story… Last spring one of our teens was having difficulty...

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When your child touches something you said not to…

When your child touches something you said not to…

Have you ever told your child not to touch the [plants, vase, dog, fragile thing, public toilet] but they go and touch it anyway? And–to make you feel even more exasperated–all the while, they have a mischievous smile on their face?! It’s so frustrating! But this...

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How to get kids to clean up

How to get kids to clean up

We’ve been exploring what to do with challenging behavior on the blog during the past few weeks. A mom wrote to us asking for ideas to help her daughter clean up her toys. This is what she said… “My 10-yo daughter avoids cleaning up her toys. There are usually a lot...

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How to soothe two little kids at the same time

How to soothe two little kids at the same time

We’ve been exploring what to do with challenging behavior on the blog during the past few weeks. One mom wrote something to us that touched my heart–because I so clearly remember those days of caring for two little ones at the same time. This is what she said… I...

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