BACK TO BASICS

If you have not heard of Kim John Payne before, you likely will thank me for introducing his stellar work here. The Australian family consultant and author of the best seller Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids among other books (*), has extensively researched the roots and antidotes... Continue Reading →

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY

Picture children climbing in the trees, building sand castles or mucking around at the creek, immersed in their fantasy game. Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn and Psychology was invited this year to the Online Positive Parenting Conference hosted by Sumitha Bhandarkar, to speak about the need for children to have open,... Continue Reading →

WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW

If you are not going to read any parenting book and decided to solely rely on your instincts or listen to your mom, I still advise you to skim and scan What every parent needs to know by Margot Sunderland. It is a practical guide that enables new parents to make informed decisions on child-rearing, using... Continue Reading →

PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS

Dr. Laura Markham, the author of the renowned Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (renamed Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of Stress-free Parenting by the British publisher) and founding editor of the blog Aha! Parenting.com, was re-invited this year to the Online Positive Parenting Conference hosted by Sumitha Bhandarkar. The latter, also founder of the blog A Fine... Continue Reading →

BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL

There is no right way of parenting. All parents will find out what works best for them. Parenting styles vary widely across the globe and within countries. Practices are generally influenced by cultural, philosophical and psychological factors. This website will look at some books which communicate certain values and convictions, yet does not condemn other... Continue Reading →

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