How to Discipline a Toddler Without Hitting Part 2: Preventing Misbehavior Through Skinner’s Schedules of Reinforcement

If we don’t shape our kids, they will be shaped by outside forces that don’t care what shape our kids are in. ~ Dr. Louise Hart ~ This post is part of a five-part series. Part 1 is available here. Be sure to also check out the post on why punishment is harmful. Psychologists have […]

How to Discipline a Toddler Without Hitting Part 1: Introducing Discipline

No-Drama Discipline encourages kids to look inside themselves, consider the feelings of others, and make decisions that are often difficult. . .When we’re willing to lovingly set a boundary. . .we help create neural connections that improve our kids’ capacity for relationships, self-control, empathy, personal insight, morality, and much, much more. And they can feel […]

Why I Stopped Punishing My Kids: Negative Effects of Punishment

A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way, at best, he learns how to avoid punishment. -B.F. Skinner Dan, at four years old, kept poking his little brother in the head no matter how much I explained that this was not a pleasant sensation. . . . […]

The Untold True History of a WWII Veteran

Transporting US troops from Marseille, France, to New York, USA, Farrest S Rudd (1921-2010) utilized revolutionary technology known as radar in order to safely move troops aboard a Liberty ship. He would endure hurricanes and freezing temperatures while constantly looking for remaining German fighters and sea mines. The following account comes from his own video […]

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10 Instagram #ParentFails that will make you LAUGH OUT LOUD

We’ve searched Instagram high and low to find this weeks best #ParentFail posts! Can you relate? Tell us in the comments your favorite picture and your own #parentfail! Subscribe to our newsletter to hear our favorite monthly hashtag!     10. When your kid spills the family “crs wrds” ??  ? I’m actually dying!???#dinafamilyrules#whatdotheseteachersthink #thingskidswrite #parentsoftheyear#parentfail A post […]

5 Lessons From Mr. Rogers The World Needs Now More Than Ever: Review of Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff. ― Catherine M. Wallace I have been […]

Three Reasons to give your Toddler TV Time Every Day

Not all screen-time is created equal. Some can actually be helpful! One 2016 study found that coviewing 10 episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with a parent over a 2 week period benefited children in three profound ways.

Ministering One by One: Fourth Sunday Priesthood/Relief Society Lesson

*Note: Long quotes are labeled 1-4. If you would like to distribute them to participating members of your class to read aloud, download them here:Ministering Quotes Handout Welcome class members and follow-up on any previous assignments. Discussion question: What is the purpose of ministering? From Oct 2014 Conference address by Jeffery R. Holland: (Quote 1) […]

5 Priceless Gifts Your Husband Actually Wants (No Affiliated Links!)

This year forget the junk. Move past all the ads constantly trying to convince of what is really going to make your spouse happy. In the end, his lasting happiness will come from a loving relationship. These 5 gifts are inexpensive, but joy is in the little things.

Fixing Snowflakes: Five Parenting Tips to Build Self-Esteem Without Entitlement

The greater the distance between the giver and the receiver, the more the receiver develops a sense of entitlement. -Wilford W. Andersen Imagine you are babysitting your nine-year-old neighbor Grayson. You plop down face-to-face for a game of Monopoly, one of your favorites growing up. You have a sluggish start trying to collect red and yellow […]