Category Archives: Democratic Education

Parenting With Patience

A new book just published to help parents curb yelling and handle their children’s anger.

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Worried about Summer Learning Loss? Isn’t Minecraft Educational?

by Judy Arnall Your ten-year old daughter is wasting another beautiful summer day inside the house, playing Minecraft. You fear that her brain is becoming atrophied for lack of academic stimulation. You worry about education company warnings that children can … Continue reading

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Are consequences a discipline tool or a form of punishment?

CONSEQUENCES AS A DISCIPLINE TOOL By Judy Arnall Consequences are the natural outcome from our behaviours.  Every action that we humans do has a consequence. For our children, consequences are a powerful learning tool that tells them if their decision … Continue reading

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What is Your Child Really Saying? Translating Attitude

Attitude is sarcastic anger. Sometimes, it’s a snarky I-statement or You-statement. If you look underneath, often, it’s a sign that your child is ready for more independence and feels thwarted in some way. Does she have reasonable choices? Can you … Continue reading

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Discipline Without Distress is now an International Bestseller!

Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery Discipline that you and your child will feel good about! Now an International Bestseller! At last, a positive discipline book that is chock-full of … Continue reading

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New DVD! Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love

Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love Are you too busy to read? This DVD is for you! PLUGGED-IN PARENTING offers two hours of tips, ideas and non-punitive strategies for parenting digital children from babies … Continue reading

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Hate Homework? Here is an OPT OUT OF HOMEWORK Letter to School

For parents and children who dislike the impact of homework on their family time.  Here is a template of a letter to send to school before the first parent-teacher interviews.  It’s meant as a starting place for discussion of homework and … Continue reading

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How to Get Kids to Do Their Homework

“Help! My Child won’t do Their Homework!” Suggestion and Ideas for Getting More Homework Co-operation and Less Power Struggles Give choices in subject matter, time, or place of study. E.g. Would the child like to do Math or English today? When … Continue reading

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How to Get Ready for a New School Year

Global TV APT TV Getting Ready for a New School Year By Judy Arnall The last days of summer are closing in and thoughts turn to the start of school when that yellow leaves appear on the neighborhood trees.  Parents … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Child Off Computer/Video Games

Now you can limit screen time without your child shutting you out! Continue reading

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