Category: Parenting

How to create family rules that kids will be happy to follow {+ printable family rules}

Raluca Loteanu July 20, 2017
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I am a big fan of giving a lot of freedom during their childhood. They need to play a lot, to have fun, and to enjoy every moment of these wonderful years! But I am also convinc... read more

How to set limits with young kids in an effective and gentle way in 3 simple steps

Raluca Loteanu July 6, 2017
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When my son was a young toddler, one of the biggest struggles that I faced was to set limits. I wanted to be a gentle parent. But at the same time, I wanted him to know that so... read more

How boredom can benefit your child and make your mom life easier

Raluca Loteanu June 26, 2017
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After I wrote about our Bored Jar and I shared our list of activity ideas, I’ve got several emails telling me that it’s great that I manage to prevent my child from ... read more

3 gentle ways to handle aggression in young children (that really work!)

Raluca Loteanu May 30, 2017
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It’s never easy to handle a young child that hits you or bites you! It’s even harder when the aggression is directed towards other kids and you need to find the best... read more

The lessons I’ve learned to prevent yelling at my child even if I’m really angry

Raluca Loteanu May 10, 2017
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Ever since my boy was born, I have been trying to be a gentle mom and to raise my child with love and respect. Gentle parenting taught me a lot of precious lessons, but this jou... read more

9 things I want my child to learn from me

Raluca Loteanu May 4, 2017
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What are the things I want my child to learn from me? Which are the most precious lessons that I can give him? Here is what I wish he will learn from me.
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We teach our kids new lessons every day. We use a lot of play and activity ideas for them to learn a lot of new things. But the truth is that the most precious lessons that we g... read more

12 manners for young kids and a great way to teach them [+ our printable “Little manners book” for kids]

Raluca Loteanu April 23, 2017
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How to teach manners to young kids
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In the past month, I have been looking for a nice method on how to teach manners to young kids. My son is a very kind child and he really follows our family rules (almost all t... read more

What to do instead of punishments? 5 gentle ways to discipline young kids

Raluca Loteanu April 16, 2017
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If you are looking for gentle ways to discipline young kids and to avoid punishments, here are 5 positive discipline tools that worked really well for us! | Gentle parenting | Positive discipline | How to discipline young kids | Discipline for young kids | Gentle ways to discipline
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Some time ago I wrote about our story of raising a child without punishments (or time-outs) and I realized that the most difficult thing for me was to find the way to disciplin... read more

4 powerful tools to help children overcome fears

Raluca Loteanu April 5, 2017
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If your kids are dealing with fears, here are 4 powerful tools on how to help children overcome fear and provide them the support they need! | How to help children overcome fears | Kids fears | Children fears
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It is really frustrating to see your child being scared and not being able to help him overcome this feeling! In the past months, I felt this several times as my boy has experie... read more

What helped me become a calmer mom and be gentle with my child even if I’m angry

Raluca Loteanu March 26, 2017
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Having a calm mom matters a lot for every child, but fighting anger as a parent is not always an easy thing. Ever since I became a mother, I tended to get angry more easily, pro... read more