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Welcome to MegAnne Ford's Positive Parenting Blog! This is your one-stop shop for insightful articles that put the "education" pillar of our transformative parenting approach into action.

Become an empowered parent. Explore a wealth of knowledge on fostering positive learning environments for your child. Learn practical tips and strategies to guide them in their journey of lifelong learning.

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Stop Yelling, Start Connecting with Effective Communication

Have you had enough of all the yelling in your home? You're not alone! Many parents fall into the trap of frustration-fueled shouting matches. There's a better way. There are powerful...

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Attachment Theory is not attachment parenting or gentle parenting

I have seen a lot of misunderstanding throughout my years as a preschool teacher and as a parent coach around having a good bond with children, and maybe you too.

When you think about when you first became a parent....

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The Power of Positive Discipline

What does positive discipline mean to you? You might be picturing a parent who always uses a calm voice and puts their child before all else; you might imagine that child never cries. 

Now what does discipline...

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The Fantasy of a Good Relationship

We will explore the fantasy of what it takes to have a good relationship from both the adult's and the child's perspectives.

A client of mine, Tischa, shared a meme that resonated with me, emphasizing the importance...

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The Busy Parent's Guide: What is Positive Parenting?

Positive parenting can be a transformative approach for parents feeling tired and helpless. Positive Parenting is like learning a new sport.

For example, right now in your home, you might be experiencing irritation around...

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Having Kids... Does Not Automatically Make you an Effective Parent

One of my favorite tools for self-reflection, self-awareness, and inspiration is using cards, and I particularly enjoy decks like the Oracle deck written by my friend Jennifer. This deck offers numerous amazing spaces...

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How to Eliminate Power Struggles

I recently came across a video that showed two women stuck in the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant engaged in an epic power struggle.

They were turning into the line at the exact moment, and their cars...

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Understanding Bad Parenting: Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes

I work with parents who are actively preventing themselves from using bad parenting skills. I do not believe there are bad parents, although I do believe there is bad parenting in the world.

My husband shared his...

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How to get Kindergarteners to Listen?

Asking “How to get kindergarteners to listen" is the same as asking for a 2-year-old, 6-year-old, or any age. Active listening is a foundational tool for a positive parent. Listening actively can improve...

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The Consequences of Bad Parenting: The Truth

What are the consequences of bad parenting? What if I told you I believe that there is no such thing as a bad parent? Would you believe me? 

If you have found this blog post, either you are curious cause...

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Why Mom Guilt, is Really Mom Shame.

Mom guilt and shame are ready to be dissected and reframed. 

You might be familiar with the content that I produce, and this content is often seen as shaming parents for what they do. When I started to really...

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Emotional Intelligence Communication: A Guide to More Meaningful Interactions

Using our emotional intelligence communication and exploring emotional intelligence and maturity, we found that emotions have a purpose. Now, the question that comes up is, what's the purpose? If all emotions...

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Effective Coaching for Parents

Is coaching for parents something that actually works? The goal of most parents who invest in a coach for their parenting is to learn practical strategies and insights to navigate parenthood with confidence.

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Exploring Emotional Intelligence and Maturity

Emotional intelligence starts by believing there is no such thing as a bad emotion.

To start, consider a day, a week, a moment void of all emotions. Think about what we would miss out on if everything was always...

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Roughhousing: A Guide for Parents | Be Kind Coaching

Teaching consent from an early age. Rolling around on the floor, tickling, and roughhousing might seem like chaos, but it turns out they offer substantial benefits to both children and adults.

Roughhousing fosters a...

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Coach Parenting: A Guide to Raising Resilient and Confident Children

You might be feeling a little lost right now; why don't these humans that you love and adore not listen to you the first time? You know what is best for them, and you know them so well, why can't they just listen?...

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How to Embrace Your Anger in Parenting

How can we Harnessing Anger for Parenting Growth? For a long time, I saw anger as the villain, something to avoid at all costs.

Growing up, I was taught that anger was synonymous with bad behavior, something to...

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A Guide to Online Parenting Classes: A Transformational Journey for Every Parent

Parenting is no easy task. It's a journey filled with ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs. Thankfully, the internet has made it easier for parents to access resources and support that can help them navigate this...

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Awareness is the First Step to Growth

https://www.bekindcoaching.com/positive-parenting-linksstart with the Golden Rule, a universal concept that encourages treating others as you wish to be treated. 

It's like having a common thread woven through...

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5 Books that go deeper into Living with Trauma

Disclaimer: I invite you to take care of yourself while you read. This content can be triggering, so take a break if needed. This information is for awareness and entertainment and not to be a substitute for...

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What does the "FAWN" Response look like?

Disclaimer: I invite you to take care of yourself while you read. This content can be triggering, so take a break if needed. This information is for awareness and entertainment and not to be a substitute for...

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Love is Patient

There is a fabulous article written by a self-proclaimed "hurried Mom" with a laid-back child. It was inspiring to read about how "[her] carefree child was a gift to [her] Type A, task-driven nature...

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Do NOT Let Children Cheat

Playing is the best way to model the behavior we want from children. Roughhousing and playing games can be fun until they try to cheat.

I was having a great time playing with my 7-year-old nephew, it was all fun and...

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Let Children Rough Play!

I get it; for some people, it's uncomfortable to watch siblings or children play rough.

I hope to shine some light on this important piece of play and learning, both for boys and girls!

Ever hear yourself say this to...

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