The Key To Becoming a Better Mom

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This article is the first in a 3-week series about parenting ideas. This week I’m discussing the differences between reacting and responding, and the importance of putting a new parenting idea to the test. I did a TV interview last week where the first question asked was, What’s the difference between reacting and responding? (My… Read more »

A Gift Wrapped in a Heartbreak

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Have you read Notes From a Dragon Mom in the NY Times yet? It’s a truly inspiring story about a mom who is loosing her child to Tay-Sachs disease. This heartbreaking story shares a tremendous, and truthful gift about life with all who read it. How does one, whose heart is breaking and bleeding on… Read more »

Potty Training and Parent Pie

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A lot of parents express that they’re at their wits’ end with potty training. They say they have tried everything from rewards and charts, to stickers, bribes and positive reinforcement, and NOTHING has worked! This is a difficult situation, and not unusual, especially for boys. A child can be well into the potty training process,… Read more »

Why So Many Parents Have Short Fuses

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For me, this summer was all about traveling and moving. Everywhere I went I saw children playing, misbehaving and being corrected by their parents. It didn’t matter if I was in an airport or a rest stop, by the ocean or a river; parents were correcting their children. Normal, right? Some parents were loud and… Read more »

Getting Better Behavior Without Yelling

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Introducing: Sharon Silver as a new contributor to Life360Now! Sharon is the author of Stop Reacting and Start Responding: 108 Ways to Discipline Consciously and Become the Parent You Want to Be, and the founder of Proactive Parenting. Her book and site help parents gain more patience by responding, not reacting as they deal with… Read more »