"Never do for a child what he can do for himself. A "dependent" child is a demanding child. Children become irresponsible only when we fail to give them opportunities to take on responsibility."

"Never do for a child what he can do for himself. A "dependent" child is a demanding child. Children become irresponsible only when we fail to give them opportunities to take on responsibility."

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So true, just take a deep breath. I want my kids to head out the door full of peace, not the echoes of my frustration. #parenting #motherhood #momtruth

So true, just take a deep breath. I want my kids to head out the door full of peace, not the echoes of my frustration. #parenting #motherhood #momtruth

I know I'll have to say "no," but I think it's good to use positive language when possible. I think it gives more weight when you really have to say "no." Plus it's a bummer for kids to hear "no" all the time.

I know I'll have to say "no," but I think it's good to use positive language when possible. I think it gives more weight when you really have to say "no." Plus it's a bummer for kids to hear "no" all the time.

Time-outs are used to punish and shame, but a calm-down helps kids deal with intense emotions. Calm-downs are a healthy and positive discipline approach for both parents and children. Love this guide for parents!

Time-outs are used to punish and shame, but a calm-down helps kids deal with intense emotions. Calm-downs are a healthy and positive discipline approach for both parents and children. Love this guide for parents!

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