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  1. Judy Arnall
    TIME-OUT, GROUNDING, CONSEQUENCES NOT WORKING? TRY ANOTHER APPROACH! PROBLEM-SOLVING is the premier discipline tool that focuses on the problem, not the person and builds communication and relationships. When you look at your child now and imagine the teenage years ahead, does the image fill...
  2. The Childhood Years
    We all do it. We tell our kids something and we don't actually intend to follow through with it. Or we do, but then later we decide not to. But what effect does this have on our children? Do empty promises and hollow threats affect their behavior or their development in the long-term? What are...
  3. Family Life
    Parenting is not for the weary, but the rewards are limitless. When it comes to shaping and molding behaviors, it's important to remember there is no such thing as a quick fix! We dug into our archives to bring out this powerful reminder about punishment -- and how it's rarely a fix to...
  4. Judy Arnall
    Tired of holding the bedroom door handle closed when your child is trying to leave during a time-out? Fed up with your child trashing his room during time-out? Frustrated because you can’t get your child to calm-down and think about restitution during his time-out? Perhaps it’s time to...
  5. Baby
    "How much more precious is a little humanity than all the rules in the world?" - Jean Piaget I'll admit I haven't yet entered toddler territory, but I do have a fast-growing boy nearing his first birthday. And with that has come an ever-moving, ever-exploring youngster. What joy to see the...
  6. Family Life
    I don't know where I came up with it, but when I had my first child about 10 years ago I wanted to try not to use the word "no" with him. Maybe I thought that if I didn't tell him "no" then he wouldn't shout it at me. Maybe I had some misguided view about the evil nature of no that I had somehow...
  7. Judy Arnall
    Hi dear parents and caregivers I've recorded a one hour webinar that discusses brain development stages and the best non-punitive discipline tool for each stage of development. Enjoy!
  8. Other
    Today's society is quick to tell parents that all their children need is more strict punishment. Generations before us used strong-hold forms of discipline such as spanking, isolation, and embarrassment. Even today you see images circulate on social media with parents shaming their children in...
  9. Toddler & Child
    Making a mistake can be a truly valuable lesson-if we choose. Cultivating a growth mindset in our children will help them recover from mistakes more quickly too. My young son already loathes making mistakes. If he doesn't try to ignore the misstep altogether, he will wallow in self-pity...
  10. Judy Arnall
    This is one of my favourite flip chart diagrams from my groups. It shows the development of self-control (one of the 4 domains of developing executive function) and also the incidence of aggression. Note how aggression reduces as language develops. Children have 13 years to learn how to...
  11. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hello everyone. I’ll get straight to it for some real advise I have a blended family of 8. My husband has four boys and I have two (one boy and one girl) from our previous marriages. We both have been happily married and agree with everything except parenting or discipline. He carries a lot of...
  12. Gentle Discipline
    First of all, sorry in advance for the long post (also if posted in the wrong section, I'm new to this site). Okay let me start off by stating that technically they're my step kids and their biological mother is IMPOSSIBLE to work with in regards to what is best for the kids. There's three...
  13. Judy Arnall
    Hello, my son will be 5 in a day or so, and just started kindergarten. We have received a letter from my son's teacher describing some behavioral issues, and we have some questions and disagreements. Please help if you can. 1) Basically the 2nd day of school, the teacher wanted all children to...
  14. Special Needs Parenting
    Do you struggle to discipline your special needs child?Disciplining special-needs children can be tough and challenging. To make it worse, the society does not help much since most people do not understand that children with special needs require a different approach compared to other children...
  15. Judy Arnall
    Here is a great slide that shows the development of executive function in children's pre-frontal cortex. Notice the 2 big leaps - one from age 3 to 6 and the second from age 13-25 years. This is why children under age 5 years comply (listen) to their parent's requests less than 40% of the...
  16. Gentle Discipline
    I know this is "mothering", but I'm at a loss for where else to look. So here's the situation: My fiance had been a struggling single mother for nearly 5 years before I came on the scene. She was working several jobs and going to school, so obviously discipline was one of the first things...
  17. Judy Arnall
    Hi Everyone: I just figured out how to add a photo! This one encapsulates why one would want to practice non-punitive parenting! You can raise decent kids to be great citizens and caring people. I gave up all punishments (time-outs, consequences, taking away things, grounding) when my oldest...
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