It's a challenging task, to get your kids to eat their vegetables, stop bickering in the car and listen the first time you ask them to do a task.

Relax. Positive parenting happens in real time.

The trick is recognizing opportunities when your actions and reactions can help your child learn and grow in the best possible ways.

If your first reaction is to yell, or you easily lose your patience, don't worry. There are tools to help you stay calm so you can respond kindly and with empathy to see each situation clearly.

Here's the good news.

It's the little things you do every day that REALLY make a difference.

Read through the collection of positive parenting posts and find simple solutions and parenting tools for raising kids...