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The Peaceful Parent

What does it mean to be a Peaceful Parent?

*We take responsibility for regulating our own emotions, so we can stay as calm as possible with our children.

*We set limits with empathy.

*We reflect before we react, looking for the reason behind our child's behavior.

*We connect before we correct.

*We try to accept our child's "big" emotions with compassion, which helps her to move past them.

*We take responsibility for keeping our own "love cups" full, so we can pour our appreciation, acceptance and unconditional love into our child.

Many of the blog posts on this website are designed to support you in becoming a Peaceful Parent. And don't miss the Mindful Parenting page!


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Ten Tips To Become a More Peaceful Parent

Here's how to use positive parenting, or Gentle Guidance, to raise an amazing, emotionally intelligent, child.

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Mindful Parenting: Your #1 Responsibility as a Parent

If we can stay mindful—meaning we notice our emotions and consciously CHOOSE how to act on them—we model emotional regulation, and our children learn from watching us.

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How to Handle Your Anger at Your Child

In our calm moments we know that we could handle any parenting moment much better from a state of calm. But in the storm of our anger, we feel righteously entitled to our fury.

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Healing Yourself So You Can Be a More Peaceful Parent

The truth is that virtually all of us were wounded as children, and if we don't heal those wounds, they prevent us from parenting our children optimally.

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Teen's Perspective: What Peaceful Parenting Taught Me

I often get questions from parents unconvinced of the effectiveness of my parenting techniques. I have a treat for you--a first-hand account from a peacefully parented young adult.

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