Tag: discipline

Four (more) Reasons You’re a Good Mother

Recently I’ve been feeling like I’ve been slacking in the “good mom” department.  I feel overwhelmed and stressed and pulled in too many directions at the same time.  And, after talking with some of my fellow moms, apparently I’m not alone in feeling this way.  Last year I wrote about why you are a good

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Empathy: A Great Discipline Tool

[Original here] I’ve been told that I’m a strict mama and I can’t say I disagree.  My kids are awesome; therefore, I hold them to the high standards they deserve.  I rarely give into a temper tantrum…I’m far too red-headed for that.  But the trick I learned early on, and need to remind myself of often,

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Wisdom Wednesday

When You Accidently Punish Yourself: Another Plug for Logical Consequences Just about a month ago, I wrote a Wisdom Wednesday post about the value of using logical consequences with my children to actually affect changes in their behavior versus simply punishing them and/or giving myself a break from them. I’ve really been trying to do what

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