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About Anna - Positive Parenting with Anna Partridge

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Why Positive Parenting?

Because I know that there is a better way to raise our kids than through smacking, shaming, using time out, yelling, counting to 3 or using rewards charts.

How do I know this?

When I was 39 weeks pregnant with my first child, I went back to university to study a Bachelor of Education and was fascinated by the way children’s brains develop and what influences their development. I looked hard into the parent/child relationship and found that a strong relationship with even just one parent builds resilience, empathy, self-confidence and love.

I am now a mother to three children, a primary school teacher and a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and know through experience that love, connection, creating a sense of significance and belonging and building a love bridge is the way to interact with and raise our children. I have seen too many of my students lacking self-confident, resilience, persistence and independence and know we need to help our children build these skills in a positive way.

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What is Positive Parenting?

Positive Parenting is a holistic parenting philosophy based on Adlerian theory that encourages parents to be kind and firm, respectful, encouraging, non-punitive and non-permissive. It empowers parents through a collection of parenting tools to help deal with temper tantrums, sibling rivalry, power struggles and morning and bedtime routines with no punishment, no rewards, no smacking, no time outs and no praise.

Now I work with parents who;

  • are striving for a calmer household;
  • are looking for a collection of tools and strategies to deal with the every day behaviours of our children including temper tantrums, sibling rivalry, power struggles, morning and bedtime routines and actually listening when spoken to;
  • want to build strong, positive relationships with their children;
  • want to help their children thrive in a busy, chaotic world and;
  • want to raise confident, resilient and independent children into adulthood.

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How does it help?

Positive Parenting gives parents the tools and strategies to reduce the everyday stresses of parenting and to focus on the big picture of raising children so you can actually enjoy your kids more each day and have systems in place to feel empowered and organized.

“Learning the tools and techniques has allowed me to see my own kids in a whole new light. The yelling has stopped, the wining has ended, the sibling fights are getting less and less and there are very few out and out power struggles between our kids and us. Our house is calmer, our relationships are stronger and the enjoyment factor of having small children has gone up 10 fold.”

Sarah, mum to 3 children