Positive & Purposeful Parenting Blog

Connection Before Correction

Written by Dr. Jane Nelson for Positivediscipline.com   The one Positive Discipline Tool I wish I had used more consistently is this: Connection before Correction. Of course, I didn’t know what this meant as a young mother, and didn’t create it as a Positive...

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

How many times do you find yourself repeating things when talking to your kids? 3 times? 5 times? A bazilion times?   If you're tired of saying the same things over and over (and over) again, then check out my live video where I share 5 simple things that you can...

Do You, Boo!

"Do you, boo!"   I used to say this all the time when I was younger, and I'm totally thinking about bringing it back! I see so many people who are stressing themselves out trying to impress other people (strangers at the grocery store, random people on IG or FB,...

The Importance of Identifying Your Emotional Triggers

A lot of people reach out to me because they are tired of struggling with their kids' behaviors and they don't know what to do. Many are just looking for a list of things they can do to stop yelling at their kids, and while I can easily rattle off a bunch of things...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!           As we kick off a brand new year, I would like to invite you to join me in committing to making 2019 a HAPPIER year for our families! If you're up for the challenge, then here are 3 resolutions to add to your list for the new year:      ...