Category Archives: Gentle Discipline

Starving Our Babies: The Newborn Sleep Book; A Review

I posted about The Newborn Sleep Book by two New York pediatricians on my Facebook page, but I am so enraged that it needs a whole article. Simply put, the method the Jasseys suggest is to stretch our newborn feedings … Continue reading

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How to Teach Your Child to Share

It has been 20 years now of teaching and caring for children! The thing comes up as the most difficult things to teach and learn? Sharing (well, besides sleep, of course!)  I’m happy to share my tips.  Making them share … Continue reading

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Do Our Babies Need to Cry in Order to Sleep?

I came across an article by Hand in Hand Parenting’s Patty Wifler – Getting Young Children to Sleep Through the Night and I want to respectfully challenge a few assumptions therein that I feel may make our parenting more stressful … Continue reading

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Introducing the Sleep Savvy Tot Online Program (9mo-3yrs!)

Introducing the SLEEP SAVVY TOT ONLINE PROGRAM!  (9mo-3yrs) Just say NO to Cry-It-Out! $10 off for a very short time!  Click here: http://www.savvyparentingsupport.com/#!sleep-savvy-for-tots/ciho I created this new program for gentle, naturally-minded families with little ones who are having sleep challenges and … Continue reading

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How to Respectfully Address Another Parent’s Crying Baby

An article recently came out detailing a woman’s response to a baby crying in a stroller in a clothing store. The woman passed judgement on the mom of the baby for talking about baby clothes with her friend rather than … Continue reading

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Discipline: It’s What’s For Dinner?

Recently, an esteemed parenting author wrote this meme and put it onto Facebook:                 This was my response: Moorea Malatt: Wow. Your version of dinner out sounds like I would never want to … Continue reading

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Dear Boobs, (a poem)

Dear Boobs, As a child I swore up and down you would not become What I saw hanging at the waist of my mother, To the hip of my grandmother.   They say that babies do not change you Make … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Encouraging Your Toddler to Play Alone

  Almost all of my parent coaching clients eventually ask this one question: “Is there a normal amount of time my toddler should be able to play alone?” There is no normal amount time a todder or preschooler of a … Continue reading

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Nourished Living Summit! Parents, Please Join Us!

I’m incredibly proud to be a speaker at this online event with some of my very favorite parenting and health thinkers in the world! Dr. Jay Gordon, Elizabeth Pantley, Dr. Laura Markham, Renee Beebe, Guggie Daly, Emma Kwasnica and more! … Continue reading

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Constipation: The Other Reason to Ditch the Sippy Cup!

ASHA is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They Rock. ASHA finally came out with a blog post condemning the widespread use of sippy cups for toddlers. I’ve been hearing children’s occupational and speech therapists say this in person for years, because … Continue reading

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