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Change the way you parent your children with Gentle Parenting.

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Transform Your Parenting 

Change the way you parent your children with Gentle Parenting.

The Gentle Foundations for Parenting FREE course will guide you through the basics of Gentle Parenting and help you to implement positive and effective strategies in your home.

Hi, I’m Lizzy Mash

I’m a mom on a mission – to help frustrated moms begin to implement Gentle Parenting to transform their homes. I advocate for peaceful, positive parenting strategies that will totally change the way you see parenting. 

Let me teach you about Gentle Parenting to transform discipline in your home. Learn how to use positive discipline to teach your child how to handle their emotions, overcome conflict, consider the feelings of others and so much more.

Gentle Parenting will change your life.

What is Gentle Parenting?

Gentle Parenting is a long term approach to discipline that respects the child as a whole person and values the feelings of the child.

It seeks to teach children to do what’s right out of a heartfelt willingness to do what’s good by using love, patience and positive words over fear or punishment.

And it sets firm boundaries to establish consistent and realistic expectations while allowing natural consequences to take place.

It equips the child with age appropriate skills to nurture independence.

5 Gentle Parenting Tips for a Happier Home

5 Gentle Parenting Tips for a Happier Home

#1. Nurture your relationship with your children

Every day is a chance to lay another brick to build a strong foundation of love and trust. Prioritize relationship building moments to create an environment of love and respect. One of the most important things a child needs in order to have a successful future is a warm, trusting adult relationship. Do not worry that your affection will spoil your child.

#2. Empower your children with independent skills

When you see your child as capable and you teach them new life skills, you are empowering them to do more for themselves. This will decrease power struggles and will build their confidence. When a toddler can get dressed (mostly) on their own this will decrease tantrums when they are getting dressed. For an older child, teaching them new skills will boost their confidence and help them do things for their self.

#3. Speak positively

In times of calm and in times of chaos, let the words from your mouth be positive and uplifting. Use your words to encourage your children with positive comments like, “I really like how you helped your brother clean up his mess.” In times of conflict stay calm and use words that put a positive spin on things. If you have a hard time staying calm you might want to grab these free positive mom affirmation cards. Never use your words to shame or embarrass your child, or to yell or hurt them. Stay patient even when you feel frustrated.

#4. Validate your child’s feelings

Eliminate phrases like, “Stop crying,” and “Calm down,” from your vocabulary. Allow your child to have emotions and help them to process what they are feeling. Comfort them with a hug or just letting them know you are nearby if they need anything. Even when they are feeling angry allow them to feel that way. Afterward,  you can help them to understand the situation better and reflect on what made them feel that way. Trying to talk logic into an overly emotional child will often be fruitless.

#5. Work together as a team

Never allow yourself to feel like it’s you vs your children. Work together with them to solve problems and look for positive solutions. When there are ongoing problems in your home, such as bedtime battles, include your child in making a new plan or routine to overcome the issue. This will teach them to be problem solvers and will help them to learn conflict resolution.

Is Gentle Parenting right for Christians?

Gentle Parenting displays Jesus’ peace, mercy and forgiveness. Gentle Parenting presents the Gospel to children in a way that allows for the growth of genuine faith.

It teaches them to love God with joy and awe, rather than with the fear of parental or spiritual punishment.

As an experienced missionary working with 100s of children in Africa I have seen first hand the effectiveness of Gentle Parenting. I believe that Gentle Parenting is the most Christ-like Christian Parenting technique. It honours children and the way God created them. 

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