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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Co-Regulation: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

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Below is Part 3 from my recent interview with Dr. Tina Payne-Bryson about her incredible new book, The Bottom Line for Baby. In this segment, she talks about the myth of self-soothing — and how co-regulation is key to helping nurture our children’s developing brains. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, you can […]

Sibling Bond: How to Create a Strong One BEFORE Baby Arrives

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In this interview excerpt, Sarah at Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting discusses with Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting how to create a strong sibling bond — even before the new baby arrives, and in the early days after introducing baby at home. If you’d like to see the full interview, which covers the lifespan of […]

Peaceful Siblings: How to Raise Kids Who Like Each Other

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In this interview excerpt, Sarah at Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting discusses with Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting how to raise peaceful siblings and avoid the comparison trap. If you’d like to see the full interview, which covers the lifespan of nurturing the sibling bond from pre-birth through adolescence, you can view it here. Raising […]

Why Gentle Parenting? STRONG Support from Science

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Below is Part 4 from my recent interview with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. about her incredible new book, The Bottom Line for Baby. In this segment, she talks about the scientific support for gentle parenting. If you missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3, you can catch up here.    The Scientific Validation of Gentle Parenting […]

Why Don’t We Remember Being Babies? Amazing Baby Memory

Why Don’t We Remember Being Babies? What the Research Really Says about Baby Memory, with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. This is an excerpt of an interview with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., where she discusses her incredible new book, The Bottom Line for Baby — along with several game-changing parenting tips. You can find the full interview […]