29 Jun · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

The Importance of Positive Discipline

  There are no bad kids, just bad behavior: this is the idea behind positive discipline. Positive discipline is a discipline model that focuses on positive aspects of behavior. With positive discipline, caregivers and educators reinforce and teach good behaviors while eliminating unwanted behaviors; bad behaviors are weaned out without harming the child verbally or …


15 Jun · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

5 Tips for Positive Co-Parenting

Many parents share parenting responsibilities with a partner: this partner may be a spouse or significant other, or it may be an ex. Regardless of your relationship status, it’s important to create a strong and positive partnership that enables you to raise your children as effectively as possible.   Co-parenting often means sharing parenting responsibilities …


8 Jun · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

At-Home Dance Parties: Encouraging Your Child to Move to Music

Moving to music is one of the best ways for kids to learn to appreciate music: it shows them that music can and should be experienced, rather than something to listen to passively. This is especially true of very young kids: they experience music best when they are moving, clapping, stomping, swaying—whatever helps them feel …


2 Jun · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Your Kids While Setting Effective Boundaries

  One of the biggest challenges as a parent is cultivating a healthy, positive relationship with your children while still setting boundaries for them. Sometimes it’s hard to resist the urge to simply give in to their emotions or demands; for example, you’re at the mall with your child and you sense a tantrum coming …