Applying the HALT method: a checklist for proactive parenting

Recently, I learned from some wise like-minded parents about how to use the HALT method to both proactively guide our children, as well as finding a way to diagnose what is happening when things fall apart. See, a key element in the successful practice of positive parenting is the ability to set our children up (read more…)

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Spring cleaning, parenting style

The first weekend of April has come and gone.  After I took my seat in church Sunday morning, I had to grin as I looked around to see so many sunburned faces, necks, and arms. Spring has descended on our part of the country, and up and down the streets of our little town, people (read more…)

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Building the legacy your children will remember

In a recent phone call with a long-time friend, we talked about her unexpected and unintended vacation from all things digital while traveling for the holidays.  She spoke about how not being able to keep up with her blogging schedule and missing out on her Twitter stream was stressful at first, but then she made (read more…)

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10 Natural Parenting Goals for the New Year

Written by contributor Megan Tietz of SortaCrunchy Here at Simple Organic, Nicole has been sharing some inspiring ideas for green goals we can implement in the coming year.  For those of us who are parents seeking to live a little more naturally, this is a great time of year to consider how green goals can (read more…)

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How to avoid relationship strain on gift-giving occasions

In cultures around the world, celebrations of special occasions are opportunities for gift giving.  For those of us who want to encourage our children to live simply, these occasions often invite feelings of frustration when well-meaning family and friends bombard our children with gifts that are either excessive in quantity or questionable in quality. Families (read more…)

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