Category: Parenting

What is Slow Parenting? Parenting with Simplicity

Slow parenting, also referred to as simplicity parenting, is a movement that advocates for a more relaxed and unhurried childhood. This style of parenting is a reaction to our fast-paced culture that often values quantity over quality. The slow parenting movement is a great deterrent from our fast-paced, digital lives.

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The Best and Worst Parenting Styles

Parenting styles vary drastically from one family (and situation) to the next. But what is the best parenting style? Is there such a thing? To an extent, yes. Some experts believe that the answer lies in understanding which parenting style works best for each individual child. Of course, there is

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Complete Guide to Parenting Styles for Every Family

I studied the four main type of parenting styles (authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and neglectful), for my undergraduate psychology degree. But that was twenty years ago. I figured more had been added since. “Seven parenting styles?” I mused, “…maybe ten?” No, friends. In 2022, there are 19 types of parenting styles.

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How To Get Kids To Listen Without Losing Your Mind

“Listen,” is the first result after typing “How do I get my kids to…” into Google (followed by “stop fighting”). If that ain’t proof that getting kids to listen is a universal struggle, I don’t know what is. We’re all in the same boat here: trying to get stuff done,

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15 Healthy Veganish Family Meals

A veganish diet is the answer to that feeling of defeatism that comes from browsing #cleaneating posts. It’s a whole food diet with an attainable approach. This attainability sets veganish eating apart from strict regimes and pointless “rules.” There’s only one veganish rule, really: Stay Calm and Avoid Processed Food

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The Importance of Household Chores for Kids

Kids hate doing chores. But are any of us over the moon about them, really? Chores are like Spanx. They’re both unsung heroes: Spanx of the form-fitting dress, chores of the average household. Most people notice the fabulous dress, never imagining the spandex scaffolding holding everything in. Same with cleaning

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What Is Non-Reactive Parenting?

Non-reactive parenting isn’t an absence of reaction. I’m not over here asking caregivers to be zombies. Non-reactive parenting is reacting strategically. It’s reacting neutrally when kids are being jerks (yeah, I said it) and reacting happily to children’s positive behavior. When practicing non-reactive parenting as a parenting style, it means

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6 Essential Early Literacy Skills

Early literacy is not learning to read. Early literacy is the development of the skills needed to be able to learn to read. Don’t get me (and child development experts) started on the madness that is expecting kindergartens to read. A huge part of early literacy involves awareness and appreciation

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12 Easy Developmental Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s hard to find easy developmental Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Many Easter preschool and toddler activities are too complex, messy, and time-consuming. The crafts involve scissors or dreaded paper mache. There are too many steps; they ask toddlers for more attention and dexterity than they possess. Here’s a

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How to Talk with a Nonverbal Child

Though a nonverbal child may not answer (in a way that you’re used to), they’re as interested in conversation as anybody else. In this article, I’ll break down how to talk with a nonverbal child. He’s So Quiet… Says the super nice sales lady at the cosmetics counter. “Oh, he’s

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