Find the Positive: "Hugging hands" instead of don't hit. "Walking feet" instead of don't run. Make up your own: "Whisper voice" instead of stop yelling. "Mommy's listening" for the whining times. "Love time" as a break when child is upset, fussy or clinging (then give your child attention and cuddles). Teach respect and proper communication techniques. Remember to keep your patience too :)
The boy who was raised without toys. This website has some super good ideas! It talks about how less toys for children - espcially electronic ones- can aid them in their development and keep them more easily occupied and content <3 Interesting!
A write up from a wonderful presentation at the American Montessori conference. I personally left feeling equipped with tools - as a parent and educator - to work better with children generally. I would love to hear your experiences, pieces of advice and additional points to add to this list.@Melissa M we might need this:)