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Services for YOU What would make your life EASIER as a parent or caregiver?  What would lighten your load today? I’m here for you! As a mama, I realize that not one size fits all — we need different support at different times. Sometimes we only have time to read a blog post (or half […]

Differently Wired: How to Support the Child in Front of You

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Below is a partial transcript from Part 1 of my interview with Debbie Reber, author of Differently Wired (afflinks).  Watch the full interview here: Sarah of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting: Welcome and Intro Hello. I am Sarah with Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting and today I am so excited to talk to Debbie Reber, author of […]

Raising an Atypical Child: 1 Mother’s Journey

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This is a guest post from Emma Salt about raising an atypical child. * Perhaps you’ve always known you have an atypical child, or perhaps it’s all new territory for you. Either way, when a doctor looks you in the eye and confirms a diagnosis related to your child’s physical, cognitive, or emotional development, it […]

Is Santa Real? 4 Helpful Ways to Navigate this Loaded Question

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“Is Santa real?” With that simple question from my child, my heart drops. On one hand, I always and unequivocally want to be honest. On the other, I want to preserve the innocence and magic of childhood. I sometimes wonder whether my child already knows the answer and is just checking whether I’m being truthful […]

How to Support The Explosive Child: Expert Interview Part 1

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This is an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and other phenomenal books for parents and caregivers. If you’d like to watch our full interview about parenting the explosive child and collaborative parenting, you can do that here: Sarah of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting Hello. I am Sarah […]

Family Activities: 3 Fun Ways to Up the JOY at Home

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These days, we need connection more than ever. We feel like we have talked about everything there is to talk about with our families, and sometimes we need a little help finding new and creative ways to stay emotionally connected — even when we’re spending 24/7 together. These family activities can help.  Here are 3 […]

New Baby: How to Help an Older Sibling Adjust Peacefully

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In Part 2 of this interview excerpt, Sarah at Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting discusses with Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting how to help an older sibling adjust to a new baby in the home. (Part 1 is here if you missed it.) If you’d like to see the full interview, which covers the lifespan […]

Independent Child: How to Foster Healthy Development

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, parenting expert and registered psychologist, about the topic of separation anxiety. In the first part of our interview, we discuss the independent child — where true independence comes from and how we can best nurture it.  Dr. Vanessa has been supporting families and children for […]

Rethinking the Sticker Chart: Expert Advice

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In a recent interview, I spoke with Dr. Jamie Chaves and Dr. Ashley Taylor about their new book, The Why Behind Classroom Behaviors (afflink). In it, they share their wisdom about everything from the sticker chart to mirror neurons — and guide teachers (and parents acting as teachers) toward the most beneficial learning environment for […]