Encouragement as a Discipline Tool

Huh? Encouragement as discipline? But encouragement is positive, and discipline is negative, right? Nope! Discipline is teaching and guiding. It doesn’t mean being angry, upset, or even disappointed. It means you… View Post

More is Caught Than Taught

source By the time your child is a pre-toddler (ages 12-18 months), you have no doubt noticed that your child is a little mimic. Your child will start to do… View Post

How to Set Boundaries

Last week, we talked about why you set boundaries with your children. As a quick review, we set boundaries to protect health and safety, and to guide morals. But just how… View Post

Constantly Needing to Correct the Child

Shortly before my third child was born, I wrote a post on Siblings and the Funnel. In it, I cautioned parents against allowing younger siblings the same freedoms as the older… View Post

Pre-Toddlers and Emotions

Emotional responses are a complex thing–even adults often can’t explain why they “feel” a certain way. On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise has two great ideas for helping parents encourage happy emotions while… View Post

What To Do When Your Pre-Toddler is Waking Early from Morning Nap

When your child in the 12-18 month age range is waking early from naps, you are left wondering not just “how to do I fix this?” but “should I fix… View Post

Mealtime Booster Seats

“Parents will inquire as to whether a booster seat is absolutely necessary. No, it is not. However, if a child is kneeling on an adult size chair, he usually lacks the coordination… View Post