Positive Parenting Solutions

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Recently I found the time to take part in a free webinar called Get Kids to Listen without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling. To be honest I signed up because it was free and I crossed my fingers that there would be some great secret, because I feel like I spend day after day nagging, reminding and yelling!



So this webinar was lead by Amy McCready, and was really quite nice. Even if it was at nine at night and I was exhausted! But hey when else would all of us moms be able to sit still for an hour? Besides, finding an hour for more information on finding "Parenting Peace", I could certainly do that!



The webinar was one hour, and Amy was extremely efficient at filling the hour with many points concerning the importance of positive parenting. The shining star of the event was that Amy shared one of the tools from the toolbox (the whole reason for Positive Parenting Solutions business). This particular tool was the 5 R's of fair and effective consequences.

I have to admit, even those these points weren't groundbreaking, they are important to hear as parents. There is something about hearing advice in the form of a lesson that makes the information seem more pertinent to the issue at hand - I might feel that way because I'm education-centered and do much better when someone "teaches" me instead of having to learn it through life.


Personally the biggest piece of information I retained from this one hour lesson on mommyhood was this line: A child's primary goal is to achieve belonging and significance. (Tweet this!)

That is what I have to focus on - my kids just want to feel like they belong and that they are significant. So I have to make sure they are learning how to do that, not just show them how to behave in public.

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Although I did not sign up for Positive Parenting Solutions full internet package, I have decided that I'm going to read Amy McCready's book, If I Have To Tell You One More Time...   So hopefully in the near future a review of this book will be on here!

If you are feeling overwhelmed with the work of being a mommy - trying to find a manual of how-tos - I would recommend checking out Positive Parenting Solutions, because even after only one hour I could see some great tools that are lying there for me to use.

If you've read this book or learned some great mommy lessons from Positive Parenting Solutions, I'd love to hear from you - leave a comment below.









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12 comments

  1. I'm totally on board. What I find the most difficult when parenting is separating out the emotions (i.e., frustration, anger) from the action (i.e., consequences). That being said if you have a toolkit of techniques you'll know what to do when you have to react to a particular behaviour. We posted house rules in the kitchen a long time ago - very simple, "Be Respectful", "Listen the First Time" and "No Backtalk". We felt that those three rules covered the basics. We then listed the consequences of breaking the rules by first time = warning, second time, time out (at that time)...etc. What I found most helpful is being clear in my head where the boundaries lay and my course of action for when they crossed the line. The other great thing is that we framed it as "House Rules" which meant the grown-ups had to follow the rules too. The only problem is that I was craving timeouts myself! lol Thanks for sharing this. Just wanted to let you know too that the Kid Lit Blog Hop is on! Cheers xx

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  2. I hear you on the house rules - and thanks for hosting the kid lit hop again - I love it!

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  3. Enjoyed reading this. I agree--"my kids just want to feel like they belong and that they are significant."

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    1. Glad you found this a good one - now to find time for the book

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  4. Marissa - thank your for posting this lovely review of the webinar! I hope you enjoy the book! I wish the very best in your parenting journey! xo

    Warmly,
    Amy McCready
    Positive Parenting Solutions

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so grateful for all the extra supportive information when it comes to parenting - and you are such a wealth of it!

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  5. I hope you do review the book -- it looks really promising. I will have to put it on my "to-read" list.

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    1. If you end up reading it before you see a review let me know! I agree it looks very promising and I've heard even better recommendations...

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  6. I totally get the whole over whelmed mommy thing. I recently heard to broadcasts on Family Talk with James Dobson. They totally got me and reinformed me. I can't wait for your review.

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    1. Yeah I wish that overwhelmed mommy thing wasn't so common, or at least easier to get past...

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  7. Have you heard of Don't Make Me Count to Three!? I enjoyed it, but my favorite is Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp. :)Thanks for sharing this on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes this week; we've missed you! We love having you join us! Have a great week!
    Mackenzie :)

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    1. I haven't heard of Dont Make Me Count to Three, but Shepherding a Child's Heart has been on my list for a while. Time just isn't on my side!

      And I've missed your party the last couple of weeks, I've been taking advantage of the last sunny Saturdays before the colder weather, I'm sure I'll be more regular through the winter months. So glad you host such a fun hop

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