Friday Round-Up: Positive Parenting Resources

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Positive parenting is loosely defined as a combo of sharing a loving and respectful bond with your children, while at the same time providing clear, consistent, and firm boundaries. Despite parents’ best efforts to achieve this sweet spot, it’s no easy task! Parenting can be rough. Yet, no one that’s been through it seems to remember. How often do people look wistfully at you and your littles, and declare, “It will go by so fast. Enjoy it.” Most days, you get it, you understand the preciousness of these young years. But some days, time just couldn’t go any faster! It’s then when an injection of perspective, and a reconnecting to the essentials of positive parenting can help ease the tough times. The following set of resources should assist in finding that (at times, illusive!) balance of loving, but firm parenting. — Laurel Moglen, Managing Web Editor, TMC


Reality Check

Dr. Michele Borba, parenting expert, educational psychologist and mother to three adult boys, has a blog chock-full of great advice for parents seeking a respectful, gentle relationship with their child.

Positive Discipline

Dr. Jane Nelsen is the mother of seven children and grandmother of 20 grandchildren. She is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist and the renown author and/or coauthor of eighteen books including the Positive Discipline series.

Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham approaches parenting with love and compassion, strengthening our connection to our children.


The Crafty Crow

Sink your creative teeth into this blog filled to the brim with cool craft ideas – creating together lifts everyone’s spirits!

One Perfect Day

Aussie mom, Ness, shares her thoughts on gentle, positive parenting, as well as lots of activities and art for kids.


“The Benefits of Positive Parenting” David Bornstein

“Why Positive Parenting?” Laura Markham


Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

If I Have to Tell You One More Time by Amy McCready

Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (a picture book for kids)

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