Newsletter Subscription

Regular Updates on Parenting, Happy Children & Emotional Intelligence

  • Latest Articles - Raising Children with Emotional Intelligence
  • New Parenting Blogs
  • Parenting Tips for Happy Children
  • Free Online Seminars
  • Popular Parenting Books & Reviews

Subscribe!

Regular Updates on Parenting, Happy Children & Emotional Intelligence

  • Latest Articles - Raising Children with Emotional Intelligence
  • New Parenting Blogs
  • Parenting Tips for Happy Children
  • Free Online Seminars
  • Popular Parenting Books & Reviews

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Unsubscribe

Proudly Supporting

Proudly Supporting

Member profile

sunshinyday

Interact with sunshinyday

sunshinyday's Latest Comments View all

A cool head

17/11/2010 - 09:20

My 6yr old daughter is super-smart, super-sensitive and super-adept at turning situations to her advantage. There's no magic bullet and how you parent depends largely on the dynamics of your household. For our daughter, we find a few things helpful:

1. Montessori schooling: teaches children independence, accountability and respect (in a child centred environment that sets strong yet lovingly enforced boundaries.
2. Absolutely zero computer or electronic games and highly rationed screen time of any sort. She's shocking when exposed to e-media.
3. Huge amounts of physical activity.
4. Routine, routine and more routine. Part of that is setting fair rules and boundaries (together, by consensus) and adhering to them (with relevant and related consequences if broken).
5. Non violent communication (NVC), pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg. (Works in business too)!

My word, is it a challenging journey!

Read full post

Refreshing

17/11/2010 - 07:45

It's lovely to see women just being themselves, unscripted! Very 'real' and warm. Thanks (Love the tip about the duck dish!)

Read full post