Positive Discipline Parenting Solutions Helping parents to empower their children

By: marijanafc | November 06, 2017



You are probably reading this because you are blessed with children (your own or the ones in your care) who tend to express their emotions through tantrums. They cry, kick, whine, scream, refuse to cooperate or listen (or move?!), shout, throw themselves on the floor, sulk… And all of this because of seemingly unimportant reasons – you offered the ‘wrong’ coloured cup or some such. Sound familiar?

The bad news is, none of this is pleasant and certainly not something we look forward to. We have all been embarrassed in public, many times. The good news is, there is nothing wrong with your children; there is nothing wrong with you; it is not down to your parenting. Temper tantrums are completely developmentally normal and children wil...

By: marijanafc | November 06, 2017



To praise or not to praise? Is this a real question?! How can anybody put a question mark on this parenting staple? If you want kids’ behaviour to improve and for them to gain a positive image of themselves, of course you have to praise. How else will they know that they are doing something right if we don’t say “Good job”, “Good boy”, “Clever girl”, “Good sharing”, right? Hmmm…. Not quite. It all goes back to the question I posed in A Positive Discipline Guide to Gentle Parenting – what do you want for your children? What kind of people would you like them to become? If you are aiming for confident, resilient children who have a good idea of their self-worth, using excessive praise isn’t going to achieve this. But let us start from the be...

By: marijanafc | March 10, 2017

Parenting is one of those topics that everybody is an expert on, regardless whether they have children, or any experience (or even theoretical knowledge) about children. As soon as you announce that you are expecting, the advice and ‘opinion sharing’ begin. This doesn’t stop once the baby arrives; if anything, it gets worse. People dash out advice and opinions on everything – feeding, sleeping, teething, nappy changing, crying, development, and behaviour. Very often, the advice given is contradictory and many parents end up being even more confused than before and almost completely detached from their own instincts.


So, what is one to do? Where do you turn and how do you know what is the right thing for you and ...