Positive Parenting Skills
for more joyful parenting moments
Parenting can be quite a Challenge.
Many of us get thrown
into it with not much training at all. But even if you did have some
can be sure there will be plenty surprises to come. In fact, the main constant
in parenting seems to be CHANGE and a very important skill
therefore is the
ability to adapt to that.
I think another big challenge is that
raising kids confronts
us with our own childhood on a very deep level. Emotions
that we felt when we
were at a certain age or in a certain situation, can suddenly resurface
little to no warning, making it really hard to stay positively connected
own children in the present time.
Therefore I think skills that relate
to yourself (like
Stress Reduction, loving yourself) are
just as important as skills that seem to relate more to your kids (like
Skills, knowing about Stages
of Child Development and how to prepare a
I also think that all these good
skills and techniques
are necessary ingredients
to Positive Parenting (and you’ll develop their quality over the
most important it is to have a Positive
Mindset. That means being very mindful
when acting based on fear and where ever possible to take the time to
trying to understand first and looking for a positive loving solutions
everyone “win” somehow at the same time.
Having said that: Parenting is also a
journey, especially when you’re able to sit back to observe
Table of Contents
|Nonverbal Communication Tips That Help Improving Your Skills|
How to improve verbal and nonverbal communication? Tips, quick strategies and techniques.
|Techniques for Effective Communication - how to get your children listening|
Struggling with your kids listening or arguing? Got children that refuse to do necessary things? Learn quick and positive techniques for effective communication with your children.
|How to Praise Kids Showing Appreciation|
Empower and praise your kids using descriptive praise and showing appreciation.
|newborn development: rooting and moro reflex, baby bonding, newborn sleep|
Support your newborn development, learn to meet your infant's needs and help him settle into the world while avoiding overstimulation. Your newborns reflexes and senses and growing skills will help.
|Your infant - developmental milestones from 1 to 6 months|
Your infant's milestones of motor development (i.e. rolling); social-emotional development (social smiles, copying, ...); intellectual (oh, these are MY hands) and language development (i.e. babbling)
|Infant Language Development - how your baby starts
understanding your newborn with the
|Infant Motor Development - baby s vision, rolling, sitting up, crawling, ...|
Learn about normal infant development and how you can support your baby to reach milestones like holding her head, sitting up, crawling, rolling or grasping.
|Baby physical development - rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, first steps|
Your baby's physical development - learn about gross motor skills (like crawling, standing and walking) and fine motor skills (like grasping and dropping). How can you support your baby best?
|Elimination Communication - a very versatile positive
Elimination Communication (or infant toilet training): improve your communication skills with early potty training for babies
|Starting Elimination Communication|
Starting Elimination Communication is easier than you might think. Learn which steps to take, what to look out for and handy hints along the way.
|Our infant potty training routine - a normal day with
We started infant potty training with our baby daughter at about 4 months old. And we all did benefit from it. Here's how our days regarding pottying usually look like
|Potty break - how we overcame our girls 2nd potty
Potty break s are a common occurence in elimination communication. Here's how we lived with our girls second potty training regression and how we finally overcame it when she was about 14 months old.
|Poop in the Potty - Training a 20 Month Old Toddler|
All poop in the potty since our girl was 14 months old - just one advantage of elimination communication. Now focussing on more potty stop s when out, less accidents and toilet training at night.
|Stages of Child development / Physical and motor development|
Learn about your childs development. Physical and motor development of infants, babies, toddlers, ...
|Examples of Non Verbal Communication - Positive Parenting Tips|
Examples of non verbal communication used to guide your children positively. Use types of nonverbal communication like body language, gestures and tone of voice. Let music and your actions speak.
|Stages of child development - infant developmental milestones, baby milestones..|
Stages of child development and developmental milestones for infant, baby, toddler, preschooler... with helpful tips to support your child
|101 Ways to Reduce Stress - Positive Parenting Tips|
Wondering how to calm down or control your emotions better when dealing
with parental stress? 101 ways to reduce stress will give you ideas.
|Controlling Emotions - tips for reducing parenting stress|
How to calm down and keep controlling your emotions when parenting stress seems overwhelming? Recognize your emotions early, find relief through exercise, sleep + nutrition. + other ways to deal with stress
|Baby hands - how infants learn hand-eye-coordination|
Fine motor development from early newborn reflexes like
the palmar grasp reflex to learning the pincer grasp. Baby's hands
prepare themselves for writing, using scissors or to button a shirt
|Understanding Grieving Fathers - Men and Grief|
Grieving fathers and mothers and their different ways to deal with parental grief
|Handling Grief - Soothing Activities and Help For Grieving Parents|
How to deal with grief? Activities to heal the pain through language, physical activity and creative expression and other ways of handling grief
|Phases Of Grief|
the 3 Phases of grief and help to work through each of them: 1. Shock and retreating; 2. Working throught emotions like anger, guilt, ... ; 3. Resolving and recovery from grief.
|Prolonged Grief or Longer Grieving?|
Is all long grieving prolonged grief? When is therapeutic help needed? What grieving parents need to know to help each other in their recovery from grief.
|The Positive Parenting Skills Blog|
the newest additions to positive-parenting-skills.net and associated topics
|Parental Self Reflection|
Self Reflection - the most important skill to become a better parent. How to do it efficiently.
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