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.

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 ph...

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. However, when friction is...

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. ...

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. T...

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...

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 1-5 years and...

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 ...

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 developmental delays can reasonably...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 6 of November, 2015
Flexible parenting techniques

Is overindulgence robbing your child of happiness?

It’s first important to realize that overindulgence is a normal part of life. It is usually a wonderful experience. Overindulgence occurs when families allow themselve...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of October, 2015
Feel confident and in control

Feeling Overwhelmed? 3 Steps to Take Control

This is when guilt and doubt can begin to plague us while living abroad. All of a sudden, it can seem like we aren’t doing our best, that we are falling short, or that...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 16 of October, 2015
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