Parenting Articles

Below are the Parenting Articles I’ve posted on Heligirl and guest posted around the web, with the most recent at the top. Enjoy and please don’t hesitate to comment or send me an e-mail to request more information, offer your experience, or suggest a new topic. My e-mail is HeligirlJen (at) g-mail (dot) com.

Mom Tip Mondays – A weekly column filled with tips, suggestions and stories that will help you keep positive discipline in your home. All Mom Tip Mondays are listed here. Mom Tip Monday took over for the periodic articles listed below.

How to Empower you Kids – some helpful tools to empower kids, thus developing an “I can do it” attitude.
Sept. 7, 2010

Connecting after Daycare – a guest post I did at The Life of Rylie…and Bryce Too!, this article offers advice on how to reduce the meltdowns and rough evenings after picking kids up from their daily child care. It’s all about taking the time to connect and understanding they need to let out their day’s frustrations.
July 10, 2010

8 Methods for Implementing Positive Discipline – a good introduction to get you set on the road to using Positive Discipline with your preschooler.
June 15, 2010

Validating Feelings – a look at how validating feelings helps children learn to identify their emotions and start the road to problem solving without your intervention.
June 6, 2010

Sleep, Baby. Sleep. – advice on getting your precious little ones to sleep through the night based on my experience, Positive Discipline advice, and my favorite books that offered advice that I’ve seen work. This is a guest post on Mommy and Molly and to my complete honor, my favorite parenting advice author, Jane Nelsen, commented on it!
May 24, 2010

When Hitting Enters the Home – Suggestions on how to deal with hitting, based off my daughter’s sudden desire to whack her baby brother after his first birthday.
May 16, 2010

6 Tips for Making Successful Transitions – Great strategies for making successful transitions from one activity to another, tantrum free.
May 5, 2010

12 Strategies for Curbing Bad Behavior – Some great tips on how to work with your little one to reduce bad behavior.
April 27, 2010

When Discipline Goes Bad – How I saw one mom doing everything wrong and how I’d coach her to develop a better relationship with her boy.
April 19, 2010

Keeping it Positive – What and how you say things goes a long way in correcting behavior.
April 11, 2010

Respecting Yourself – A Big Part of Positive Discipline – Respect for your self and your children is paramount.
April 3, 2010

Beware of Praise – Praise itself will undermine self empowerment.
March 26, 2010

Positive Time Outs – Rather than punishment, time outs can be a valuable resource.
March 20, 2010

17 Positive Discipline Guidelines – Some foundation tips on Positive Discipline.
March 16, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over – All of a day’s hurts can amount to a tantrum.
March 7, 2010

Positive Discipline – Parenting Styles – Four parenting styles defined in Positive Discipline.
Feb. 25, 2010