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Judy’s blog is filled with practical advice, parenting musings, and Judy’s thoughtful experiences. She aims to encourage parents to embrace relationship based, positive parenting.

Picky Eaters

​Many parents talk to me about their children being picky eaters. It begins with toddlers but parents of children in elementary school will also mention their child's eating habits to me. It's an area of concern in many families.I was considered a picky eater when I was a young child so I'm a little sensitive on the subject.  Two mem...
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​As a relationship based parenting counselor I am all about the relationship between the parent and the child.  I help parents keep their relationship with their child positive. That's what all the communication skills are all about.  So I was jumping for joy when I listened to this TED talk.Robert Waldinger:  What makes a good life?...
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Defensive Parenting

"Most parents love their children, but it is important that they not have an urgent need to be loved by them every minute of the day." ​Dr. Haim G. Ginott ​There are a lot of gray areas in parenting and it's easy to become unsure of the decisions we make with our kids. Should I have said no? Is it easier to just give in and make my child "...
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Rewards and Punishment

​Parents are tired.  That's my conclusion.  They are so tired and want quick fixes when it comes to dealing with children.  That's why they think if they promise their child a treat, the child will do as they say.  It may work quickly at times but in the long run it is not the smartest way to raise a child.  It teaches the ...
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Judy, Thanks for your blog on rewards/punishment. Your're saying that gift giving is not a substitute for positive communication.... Read More
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Gifts are an important way of communicating love. Threatening to take away gifts for poor behavior is a negative parenting actio... Read More
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Parenting and Me

Comments are welcome "And thanks for sending your lively, tightly crafted blog.  We both were grinning, ear-to-ear, as we read it.  Specifically, Adele expressed how  wonderful it is for her to know there is a kindred spirit in another part of the world who really "gets it" and is spreading the word to a new generation of parents...
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