Brand New Community, Join In

by Heligirl on June 1, 2010

in Daily Ramblings

I’ve had such a wonderful response to my Positive Discipline posts and have received many questions in both comments and e-mail regarding this parenting technique. It’s been really exciting. This gave me an idea. Since I’m a relatively new mom and have only been studying and applying Positive Discipline for a little over two years, I really think a community atmosphere where more experienced moms can chime in and we can all support each other is in order here. In know I have questions I’d sure like to have answered by been-there-done-that moms and I feel so helpless to answer some of your questions at times because, frankly, I’ve no idea how to deal with some of the stuff despite what I’m learning.

Thus, Heligirl’s Hangout was created this weekend. You’ll see the link to the community on the right side of the page, about half way down. Have a question, stuck with a parenting issue, or ready to impart with your insightful advice? Please click over and join into the conversation. I’ve posed several questions that mommies have asked me, and by a strange twist of fate, the first two people to respond are also named Jennifer. Thank goodness we each go by something different – Jen, Jenny and Jennifer – so you can tell us apart.

What are the issues you’re having with getting your kids to sleep?

Jenny asks how to balance her emotionally fragile child with her child that is a “physical whirlwind”.

Do you have any advice on helping ease sibling rivalry between a newly mobile baby and a preschooler?

Whether you’re a Jennifer or are just interested in Positive Discipline, as well as any other topic you think our group can participate in, please drop in and start talking. I’m hoping to make this a place where we all can share stories, advice and support in this wild ride called parenthood.

Thanks in advance and please, share the news. The more people who participate, the better chance we’ll have of helping each other out.


Katie June 1, 2010 at 6:28 pm

What a great idea! My kids are way past some of these questions, and frankly, don’t know if I can remember that far back, but I’d love to offer advice!

Alexandra June 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm

That’s a great idea… I have learned a lot with boys who are now teenagers and being married for 17 years. I’d love to get help for teenager issues and help out with questions re boys…

torie @ Life With Rylie June 3, 2010 at 5:42 am

Great ideas! I hope I can remember all of this when Rylie gets a little older!

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June 3, 2010 at 7:42 am

I know how you feel. I was in the same boat. A part of why I started this blog was to keep me studying, learning and practicing these parenting techniques. I’ve been doing pretty good because I just keep thinking and talking about it. It’s never too soon to start. I found that when I practiced what I was supposed to say and how I was supposed to deal with them when they were older while they were babies, I was training myself to do it right by the time they were old enough to really get it. 🙂

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