Tag: children

Isn’t peaceful parenting the same as permissive parenting?

The short answer is ‘no.’ Peaceful parenting isn’t the same as permissive parenting. I know first hand that sometimes, as peaceful parents, we feel powerless and clueless as to what to do. We know we don’t want to hit our kids, we know we don’t want to yell, we know we don’t want to threaten ...

The Importance of Bonding with Your Child

We spend nine months (some less than that) physically connected to our mothers via the umbilical cord. Without this connection we wouldn’t even be here. When we are born and that connection disappears, a new, more meaningful one emerges. It is an emotional and psychological connection. How important is that connection, that bonding? ‘Essential’. The ...

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Nightmares & Night-terrors. What to do?

Children spend more time dreaming than adults do, so they have more dreams than we do, both good and bad. What is the difference between a nightmare and a night-terror? and what should you do in each situation? Nightmares Nightmares are bad dreams that happen during rapid eye movement (REM) or dream sleep. He may ...

Signs of Sleep Deficiency in Children

Many parents wonder whether their children are getting enough sleep. The first thing to do when in doubt, is counting the amount of hours they are sleeping every day. Then refer to the general guidelines of how many hours children their age should sleep per day. The second thing would be to watch them for ...

Sleep Needs By Age

Sleep is probably the most discussed aspect of baby care. As we mentioned in a previous post, sleep is essential for babies and children’s development. The quality and quantity of a child’s sleep has a direct impact in his growth, development, awareness, happiness and overall wellbeing. Many of you have written us asking about how ...

March of Dimes – Support Needed

Smooth Parenting is a proud sponsor of March of Dimes. This year, we are sponsoring a preemie, twin mom, who is one of our best coaches. Please help her reach her goal and help children get the best start in life! Any donation will make a difference in a child’s life!

Reflective Parenting

As we continued exploring the best parenting options, we came accross ‘Reflective Pareting’. Reflective parenting views children’s behavior as meaningful communication that helps parents better understand their children. This approach to parenting sees the ability to reflect on the meaning behind a child’s behavior as being at the heart of sensitive, reflective parenting and as ...

Supporting Preemie Babies

Smooth Parenting is a proud sponsor of March of Dimes. This year, we are sponsoring a preemie, twin mom, who is one of our best coaches. Please help her reach her goal and help children get the best start in life! Any donation will make a difference in a child’s life!

Returning an Adopted Child: Acceptable or Unthinkable?

Last week I came accross this article by Kathy McManus and thought it was worth sharing: ************************ Return unused portion for refund. It’s the traditional safety net when a product fails to please or perform. But should returns be allowed for adopted children? The Tulsa World reports that parents Melissa and Tony Wescott want to ...