parenting

A Mixed Blend

A Mixed Blend: Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, Nature Play-Based and More! As parents, you’ve heard the names: Montessori, Reggio Amelio, Waldorf and Nature Based just to name a few. They imply prestige, the ivy league of preschools or just a distinct vibe that you may relate to your parenting

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Just Add Kids!

Just Add Kids!

We’ve worked for months to get the environment right. To purchase what we need, the get equipment in the right positions… But the missing ingredient and the key ingredient is, of course the kids!   What courage we see in these young faces. Meeting new teachers, new

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More Toileting, Less Training

Why we call it “Independent Toileting” At Caring Connection Children’s Center, we do our best to help parents who are teetering in the world of “Independent Toileting” understand this process. 1. First, we must all acknowledge that each child is different. When it comes to toileting independently,

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Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

What will we teach our children? It’s much more than teaching kids to “share your toys”… It requires warming up to another person’s personality and just spending time, …time getting to know who they are. Just like adults, children need time with their peers. They need time

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A Simple Skill becomes a Habit and Changes Everything

Enlightened Discipline does not create a magic potion that makes children under your power. It certainly isn’t the only way to get children to behave well…adults have been getting children to conform, behave, act differently for centuries. It’s not because there is no other way. It’s not

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Shake Up Your Family Schedule … and see how much fun you can have!

We hear how important it is to have quality time, family time, time to get out and exercise, time for enjoying your relationship with your partner or spouse. So maybe you have a date night set aside, but what about all those other nights? How do you

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What If?!

What if I had an idea that no one else thought was reasonable? What if I asked all the professionals to change their minds? What if I said, “Let’s throw away what you are doing and do something easier”? Do you think people would listen? That’s exactly

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PARENTS WHO BLUFF

Parents Who Bluff Julie Jenkins Sathe Author of Enlightened Discipline© You know who you are. And you and I both know how it is: You’re at your wit’s end and your child refuses to….get in the car. You ask, “Johnny can you get in the car?” Then

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How are YOU Modeling Eating for Your Child? Ready to eat your own words??

HOW ARE YOU MODELING EATING FOR YOUR CHILD? Are you ready to eat your own words? As the next generation of teenagers cross the threshold into adulthood I begin to wonder….and when I wonder, I write. Our diets have changed so completely from when even I was

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The Hidden Guilt and Shame of Parents

The Hidden Guilt and Shame of Parents By Julie Jenkins Sathe Author of Enlightened Discipline © No, I’m not talking about the mass murderer’s mom or the serial killer’s dad, I’m talking about all of the normal parents with normal children whose child occasionally does something to

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Meet Julie

Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.

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