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Grow together with your child with 2 positive parenting guides, 6 calm down corner tools, and 3 bonus social & emotional learning activities.

Tana, Mom & Founder

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator With 12+ Years in School Counseling & Education

Welcome! If you’re the type of parent who just wants a little positivity and a lot of love in your home, you’ve found the right place!

I’m Tana, a proud wife and blessed mama of 2. I created Such a Little While to support parents of young children in embracing an empathetic, positive approach to discipline.

I draw on my training and experience as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, former School Counselor/Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports coach, and fellow parent… who’s no stranger to feeling tired and frustrated some days!

Together, we’ve got this!

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Meet the time-in!  A groundbreaking positive parenting alternative to time-outs.  

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Newly released expanded 2nd edition, formerly “The Tantrum Response Plan”

Best Calm Down Corner Printables on a Budget!

Looking for effective calm down corner printables for your child? Explore emotions posters, feelings cards, visual calm down choices, & more!

How to Make Your Child Feel Loved and Valued

Curious how to make your child feel loved and valued? Learn 10 positive parenting tips & what to do when your child says you don't love them!

I Feel Like All I Do is Yell at My Kid, Help!

If this sounds familiar, you're not alone! Learn how to repair after yelling and 5 effective positive parenting tools to keep calm next time.

How to Teach Your Child Empathy from an Early Age

Learn 11 key tips on how to teach your child empathy from an early age. Learning about feelings now lays the groundwork for budding emotional intelligence!

Attachment Parenting Benefits: A New Mom's Guide

Learn why attachment parenting is a natural fit for new moms, essential tips to get started with your newborn and answers to frequently asked questions.

Managing Routines and Transitions in Early Childhood

Managing routines & transitions in early childhood can minimize meltdowns & maximize fun & learning! 10 key tips for toddlers & preschoolers.

My Child Shows No Remorse! How to Spark Empathy

At a loss when your child shows no remorse for his or her behavior? Learn 6 effective questions to build empathy when your child appears to show no emotion.

Criticism of Attachment Parenting: A Gentle Parent’s Guide

Gentle parenting criticism may span from passive judgment to relationship extortion by relatives and friends. Learn 5 key tips to rise above the negativity!

How to Validate Feelings: 10 Key Parenting Responses

As parents, we hold an essential responsibility to validate our children’s feelings, laying the groundwork for them to grow socially and emotionally.

5 Key Life Lessons to Teach Your Child Through Books

Learn five essential life lessons to teach your child to overcome the most common childhood challenges (& which kids’ books can help you do it!).

Top Tips for Positive Parenting: We’re Better Together!

Need to hit the “reset button” on your positivity at home? Learn 10 top tips for positive parenting from 10 unique and inspiring mothers!

Quarantine Toddler Activities & Tips for Development

Worried about the social/emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your child? Learn 6 key social distancing tips to help toddler development.

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