Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 4

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CHOOSE COMPASSION, KINDNESS, ACCEPTANCE AND UNDERSTANDING!

When we're at the point of punishment we have chosen to let our irritation, disappointment, anger or sadness take over. It is almost impossible to choose Punishment if we are in a place of compassion, kindness, acceptance and understanding.

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Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 3

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LET YOUR DESIRE TO PUNISH BE AN INVITATION TO HEAL

When we start thinking about threatening consequences, dishing out punishment or even giving rewards, we are putting ourselves in a position of power *over* our children.

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Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 2

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CHECK IN WITH YOUR INNER CHILD!

I've recently connected lots of dots and realised that our Inner Child is in the driving seat for much of our parenting.

• Every time you lean towards punishment I believe it's your Inner Child calling the shots.

• Noticing that you're turning into your own Mother? Yep, your Inner Child again.

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Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 1

FEAR AND CONTROL ARE NOBODY'S FRIEND!

Do you want to parent without using this approach?

Fear and Control are at the root of every single punishment, reward, consequence or bribe that have ever been used in parenting.

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Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas That Are Full of YES!

14316960_689878517819519_7185481734882949434_nA member of Yes Parenting For Happy Families, my awesome membership group, asked me for some vegetarian breakfast ideas this week. Since I just so happen to be the Queen of breakfasts, I had lots of ideas to share with her. I thought I'd share them here with you as well. If you like them, please feel free to share them!!!

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How to say YES when your brain says NO!

Part of you longs to know how to say Yes to your child or grandchild. I know this because I doubt you'd be here otherwise. The thing is, depending on how much of your life you've spent in the habit of responding with No, you might find it a tricky change to make.

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