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What It Really Means to Stay Together For The Kids: 5 Easy {Real Life} Tips to Master Co-Parenting

This month's guest post features Ms. Demi Labelle! She is a mother, lover + writer. She is currently travelling the world, sharing her journey + other motherly things on her blog: From the moment I met Demi, I have been inspired by her passion to not only live life, but to fully experience the vibrancy of life! Demi is a dedicated member of the FTHC Tribe Lounge (come on in - we'd love to have you!) + offers her nuggets of wisdom whenever she can! I hope you enjoy this post. If you want to keep in touch with Demi, you can find her on IG @demilabelle + on TW @demimotherland. Ok enough of my chatting - Ms. Demi Labelle...

The Ultimate Guide to Positive Discipline

I don't have to know you personally to know that you have areas of improvement in your life. How can I say this with such confidence? Well because I have areas of improvement as well. Discipline is something everyone could use more of! We grow disciplined in one area + then discover another area where we need to start working to improve. Our first experience with discipline comes when we are infants. Our parents instill in us values, ethics + morals for navigating through various phases of life. This experience can either be positive or negative.

Once we become parents, we have a choice to pass on the same parenting techniques or raise our children to experience the world differently. How do we know we are disciplining in a style that is beneficial to our child(ren)?

So one of your parents abandoned you...or maybe both of them abandoned least according to what you know they abandoned you. Have you moved towards forgiveness? Do you subconsciously project your feelings towards your parent(s) on other people? 

For reasons many of us can't explain or don't know, many parents go incognito on their children. Perhaps you know the reason your parent wasn't in your life and you're just not satisfied with it. Whatever your situation is - you must forgive them in order to move forward with your life. 

Have you ever seen an autistic child in the store having a difficult time and asked why that parent had “the nerve” to bring their child out? Or seen a child that was a little bit different participate in an activity with your child and wish they would sit down, because they move too slow? Perhaps you’re on the opposite end of thinking – maybe you see these things and you want to help, but you’re not sure how to help. You don’t want to be offensive when you offer solutions and you’re not quite sure how to go about suggesting different approaches.