Proactive Parenting Blog

The tools and advice you need, taken from the latest research and scientific literature, to help you feel confident and in control as you raise your children.

Feel confident and in control

Are you using traditions to keep your family strong while livi...

Living an expat life means a lot of adaptation to the country and culture that you are currently living in. Perhaps eating times are earlier or late...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 26 of August, 2016
Feel confident and in control

Caught in the lying trap? How to stay true to yourself and kee...

At least that is what their Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages shows. In reality, life is complicated, dirty, and downright ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 20 of May, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

Beyond the theme of physical appearance, weight can impact health.  In our children, being underweight or overweight can impair proper development physically, socially, and emoti...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of April, 2016
Limits and discipline

Can’t take it anymore? Four steps to create Pockets of Sanity

On an occasional basis, such as vacations, this type of friction causes a stress that can be tolerated because it’s time limited. Ho...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of April, 2016
Limits and discipline

How to get your child to eat without a fight

Some current information adapted from a leading child nutritionist, Ellyn Satter*, can give you new information to help you decide what is right for your family. There is a division of res...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of March, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good abou...

Children are born with desires and preferences. From the first moments of life, we see our children exert their natural characteristics. This is the beauty ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 27 of January, 2016
Adolescents (13 years and older)

How much screen time is safe for kids?

The digital media, wireless Internet access, and the vast amount of information available on the Web have transformed our lives. Just like us, our children are exposed to a...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of December, 2015
Flexible parenting techniques

Is your child prepared to launch? How to support your child in...

For some, the launch site is a permanent home. You will temporarily be leaving home, but will return after a fixed amount of time. For others, the launch site changes every 1-...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of December, 2015
Feel confident and in control

Are You Living a Sustainable Life? 3 Easy Steps to Prevent Tak...

All of these benefits are fabulous, especially if they are new and normally unavailable in your home country. They can help make the transition in to a new environment easier by freeing u...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 20 of November, 2015
Limits and discipline

What Can I Expect of My Child? Limit Setting and Discipline by...

Luckily, child development is a relatively stable process. This means that children who are healthy and do not suffer from any developmenta...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 6 of November, 2015
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