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Grandma’s Law

Have you ever said to your child, “You can’t have dessert unless you finish your dinner”? Or maybe something similar along those lines? There’s a name for that particular strategy: The Premack Principle.  The Premack Principle states that high probability behaviors can be used to reinforce low probability behaviors.  What does this mean? It means… Read More Grandma’s Law

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The Power of Talking-it-Through

My daughter is 3 now.  Which means we’re handling a whole host of new scenarios and challenges… and the term ‘threenager’ often floats though my head.  But really, she’s just continuing to become her own person, discovering herself and her personality, experimenting with things she likes, doesn’t like, and trying very hard to be more… Read More The Power of Talking-it-Through

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Slowing waaaaay down…

Many of you in our Gentle Parenting group know I’m expecting (a little boy!) at the end of this month, but I don’t talk about it too much within the group and there’s been such an increase in membership recently I figured I should mention something about it! If you haven’t noticed, I’ve taken a… Read More Slowing waaaaay down…