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 […]

Bad Parenting Advice? 5 Ways to Stand Your Ground Peacefully

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We’ve all gotten parenting advice that didn’t sit right with us — it went against our intuition or simply didn’t feel right in our gut.  Writing this, I’m reminded of the time my daughter’s pediatrician told me to never pick her up when she cried. Ever.  I mean, what? No. That doesn’t fly here.  There’s […]

Deschooling: 5 Ways to Bring the Joy Back to Learning


This is a guest post about deschooling, co-written with Rachel Nishikawa, Creative Director of the West River Academy; and Sarah R. Moore of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting. * Many families around the world are learning to adapt to new circumstances this year, from how to shop for groceries to how to do school at home. Thoughts […]

Lonely Christmas: 3 Ways to Create Joy

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This may be a very lonely Christmas. We’ve already resigned ourselves to an “atypical” December, if I’m to be kind about it. We’re not seeing family like we usually do. Sure, we’ll do a phone call here and there, but it’s just not the same, you know? I’m guessing you do know. This year is […]

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 […]