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First of all, if you’re NEW to my blog, welcome! I’m glad you’re here – we recently had a surge of new, amazing people join my readership because of some trainings I’ve been doing around trauma and resilience. Which leads me to my next point – expression of gratitude. Huge shout out to the folks at […]

Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline with a Twist: Parenting Styles

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First of all, thank you so much to ALL OF YOU who are responding to the blog posts and newsletters – I truly love hearing from each of you! I’m going to incorporate all of your questions throughout this series but especially during Week Five – Reader Spotlights and Questions. So keep them coming!! Special Note: […]

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Positive Discipline With a Twist: Let’s Get Nerdy!

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What is unconditional love? It’s the idea that the relationship between the child and the primary attachment figure (be that mom, dad, or another caregiver) is always available. Love is present, no matter what – the relationship will not be removed or threatened at any time. A few key points that I lay out to parents: Separate your love and relationship […]

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Part 4

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Let’s talk about “enoughness” as it applies to parenting and how we feel about ourselves as parents. We receive SO many messages about the right way to parent our children. But what if I told you, you’re already enough? The bulk of parenting is simply about showing up. And I truly mean that! You are enough for your child. […]

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Part 3

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Some parents worry that if they love their child unconditionally, it means that the child can “get away with anything.” Not true! You can still have expectations for your child AND love him/her unconditionally. Unconditional love means – “I will love you no matter what you do or how you behave. I will never remove my love or relationship from you.” There are no “love withdrawals or relationship withdrawals” that take […]

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Part 2

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Over 1,000 engagements on social media….and several “shares.” This tells me people are hungry to be reminded of this message from Wes Angelozzi: It’s one of the core assumptions I teach to parents, providers & teachers – unconditional love. We all get stuck here, especially those who’ve not received it in their childhood. But it can transform […]

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Part 1

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First of all, thank you so much to ALL OF YOU who responded to the last blog post– I felt the love! I’m going to incorporate all of your questions throughout this series but especially during Week Five – Reader Spotlights and Questions. So keep your comments and emails coming!! Second, I promised you some great […]

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Positive Discipline with a Twist- Reframing Discipline

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Happy 2020!! I reviewed your requests for content that you submitted last year and I’m beginning to create a calendar for a NEW blog series. Thanks to so many of you who submitted ideas, I truly want this series to be meaningful for all of you! So, we’re going to kick off the year with our first series: […]

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Positive Discipline with a Twist!

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