What About Allowance?

by Tracy Poizner  |  19.09.17 | 17:47

Under the photo above is the title of a WikiHow site called “How to reward your child for good behaviour”. I wanted to use the picture, but that phrase says just about the opposite of everything I believe about allowance! If you have read any of my other posts about parenting and discipline, you probably know that I disagree with the Read the full article…

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Seeing Eye To Eye

by Tracy Poizner  |  15.09.17 | 13:08

What I am suggesting is not to allow your child to monopolize your attention every minute but rather, to be mindful of how the use of eye contact can help establish a connection of mutual respect with a child. Respect for a child, you may be thinking? What I want more than anything is for Read the full article…

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A Joyful Heart

by Tracy Poizner  |  23.08.17 | 18:58

This morning I was walking my dog when I saw a sign in front of a church. It read “A Joyful Heart Is Good Medicine.” I started to wonder, what does that really mean? As someone who is naturally blessed with an optimistic nature, I know it feels true for me, but it doesn’t make Read the full article…

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Why Worry About Glyphosate?

by Tracy Poizner  |  16.07.17 | 13:32

First of all, worry is probably the wrong word – you don’t get anywhere worrying about anything! Why should you care about your exposure to glyphosate, and more importantly, why should you limit your children’s contact with it? It is the main chemical in “RoundUp”, the infamous pesticide being sprayed on much of what we Read the full article…

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Throw The Star Chart In The Trash!

by Tracy Poizner  |  02.05.17 | 20:49

This might sound like total heresy. Most of us were raised with the idea of getting a reward for certain things like good behaviour, doing our homework, walking the dog. Perhaps we got an allowance that was contingent on certain chores, or grades at school. The opposite of rewards was probably some sort of punishment which, in Read the full article…

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Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?

by Tracy Poizner  |  24.04.17 | 2:44

What can make a beautiful girl want to stop eating, or to cut herself secretly? Naturally, every case has its own context and I don’t mean to solve such a complex problem with a simplistic answer. What I am really asking is why more and more young girls are expressing the emotional turmoil of the teen Read the full article…

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A Remedy for Wits’ End?

by Tracy Poizner  |  21.04.17 | 2:09

What if I told you there was a remedy that could help you when you have passed the limits of your endurance?  Whether it’s with your kids or your boss, did you know there is something safe and natural to take when you are really afraid you are going to lose it and do something you will Read the full article…

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Bach Remedies for Mother and Daughter

by Tracy Poizner  |  11.04.17 | 22:58

Bach Flowers are among my very favourite medicines because they are so very gentle but really effective. They are prescribed based solely on an emotional picture so they are very simple to use. Here are a few that I have chosen especially for situations that can relate particularly well to moms and their girls.   Read the full article…

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Book Review: “Listen” by Patty Wipfler

by Tracy Poizner  |  07.04.17 | 0:36

Book Review Listen, Patty Wipfler and Tasha Schore Hand In Hand Parenting, 2017 This may be the best, and certainly the most revolutionary book of practical parenting tools I have ever read. After enjoying the material available on the website handinhandparenting.org, I decided to get the book and read it all at once. Patty Wipfler has Read the full article…

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Are You Even Listening?

by Tracy Poizner  |  28.03.17 | 13:50

I recall a funny story from many years ago about the 6-year-old daughter of friends of ours who was in the habit of ignoring her dad’s frequent requests to lower the sound on the TV when he would come home tired after a long day at work. One especially impatient evening, after asking her once (and she pretending Read the full article…

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Feeding Good Behaviour – Recipes!

by Tracy Poizner  |  09.03.17 | 3:01

These few recipe ideas go along with the Facebook live video posted this evening. If you are new to making foods from scratch, you will be glad to know that these are all super easy and fast with minimal ingredients and practically impossible to mess up. Give them a try! Chia Jam: 1/2 cup frozen Read the full article…

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My Desert Island Remedies

by Tracy Poizner  |  24.02.17 | 1:51

There are about 3,000 homeopathic remedies in general use, of which about 100 are common enough to be included in many household kits. I have several such kits myself, ranging in size from 18 First Aid remedies to 100 tiny tubes of granules nestled in a box small enough to fit in a purse. One of my Read the full article…

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Riding the Wild Tantrum

by Tracy Poizner  |  10.02.17 | 19:37

I used to think that a smart parent could predict and avoid situations that would provoke a tantrum. I used to try to cut off wild play before the inevitable moment that one of the participants would get overexcited and start to scream or cry. I still think a parent can be smart about understanding the Read the full article…

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Help For The Weary Mom

by Tracy Poizner  |  09.02.17 | 1:36

And when I say mom, please know that I mean dad too. Sometimes dad is the person in the family who spends most hours each day dealing with a child who is sometimes hard to bear. Kids all have degrees of difficult behaviours, and we as parents have days when it can be easier or Read the full article…

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Fire The Sitter!

by Tracy Poizner  |  31.01.17 | 0:56

What would you do if you found out that your babysitter was teasing your kids relentlessly by dangling enticing things in front of them? “Hey, don’t you want some of this ice cream? I’m having some and it’s really good! Come on, ask your mom if you can have it. If she says no, ask Read the full article…

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The Real Gift

by Tracy Poizner  |  25.11.16 | 16:21

What do you wish for when you give a gift to your child? Do you want them to explode with delight when they open the paper? Do you want to see them at their happiest moment? Do you want to be able to fulfill your child’s intense longing for something they really, really want? What Read the full article…

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Immune Boosters for Kids

by Tracy Poizner  |  16.11.16 | 22:40

Do you really need to “ask your doctor” if this or that patent medicine is right for you? The idea of taking a pill for everything is a relatively new one. To some extent, it is a creation of a marketing machine that sells us all kinds of things day in and day out. It Read the full article…

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A Child’s Herbal Tea Time

by Tracy Poizner  |  10.11.16 | 1:25

There are several good reasons to introduce kids to drinking tea. One of the most important is that a “Tea Time” together with a parent or another caring adult makes for a lovely ritual that can serve to foster healthy attachment. Why is this so important? In this age of electronic distraction, we need to Read the full article…

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Bedtime Lighting for Good Sleep

by Tracy Poizner  |  02.11.16 | 20:18

Humans beings react to differences in light in the environment, much in the same way that plants and animals do. Sunlight helps us know when to be awake, to be asleep and when to reproduce. It provides us with an important source of energy and, in concert with our skin, lets us make protective substances Read the full article…

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The Collapse Of Parenting

by Tracy Poizner  |  24.10.16 | 22:44

Book Review The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax, M.D., PhD Basic Books, New York, 2016 This book resonated with me personally because the author articulates exactly how I feel about where many parents lose their way on the parenting journey. Many of us are unaware of how easily we can be “sucked in” by Read the full article…

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