The struggle is real.

"I want to do things differently than how I was raised."

You're serious about becoming a hero for your children... and your children's children!

"I try to stay calm and patient, but he just doesn't listen."

You're willing to put in the time and effort. You just need tools that actually work.

"I'm so worried for her future if something doesn't change."

You've been meaning to fully commit to a consistent positive parenting system.

An effective response you can feel good about...

Such a Little While CALM Collection


Bundle and save 20% on our best-selling positive parenting & social-emotional learning tools!

Learn how The CALM Collection is taking families from power struggles to peaceful problem-solving…

What to do instead of timeout: The Calm Collection by Such a Little While

a whole-family framework

Unlike traditional parenting books, Such a Little While’s CALM Collection supports the entire family in learning new skills and putting problem-solving into ACTION!

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A Positive Approach to Parenting & Discipline

Master the positive parenting alternative to time-out for discipline

Together, we’ll walk step-by-step through building a strong foundation in positive parenting and how to create an effective calming space with your child.

the secret ingredient to peaceful parenting by such a little while

... Social & Emotional Learning for our Kids.

The CALM Collection is packed with over 60 printable activities and social/emotional learning tools to help your child:

  1. Build an emotional vocabulary
  2. Learn & utilize healthy coping skills
  3. Grow in self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-regulation
  4. Become a collaborative partner in the problem-solving process
What is Overstimulation? 7 Signs and Symptoms in Children Create Your Own Calming Space by Such a Little While Photo of young boy sitting on a floor pillow, playing with a poppable hand fidget toy. Posts are on the wall next to him showing different emotions and coping skills.
Calming Corner Starter Kit | Emotions Poster by Such a Little While

Printable Feelings Chart (PDF)

Printable Feelings Faces PDF by Such a Little While

Real Face Emotions Poster (PDF)

Calming Strategies Poster | Calming Poster | Calm Down Corner by Such a Little While

Calming Strategies Poster (PDF)


Groundbreaking Time-Out Alternative:

the time-in
Are you tired OF...

asking nicely,
repeating yourself 100 times,
then parenting in a way you're not proud of?

If traditional parenting methods have you feeling disconnected, it may be time for a time-IN…

  • Time-outs prioritize punishment
  • Time-outs build walls of isolation
  • Time-outs create feelings of shame & resentment
  • Time-outs teach kids to suppress emotions
  • Time-outs teach kids to blindly obey
  • Time-ins prioritize teaching
  • Time-ins build connection
  • Time-ins create feelings of acceptance and love
  • Time-ins validate all feelings (*not behaviors)
  • Time-ins empower kids to collaborate & problem-solve
Time-ins are carefully constructed conversations about big feelings and behaviors.
Time-ins are carefully constructed conversations about big feelings and behaviors

86% of parents who subscribe to positive parenting practices say they don’t feel confident holding a time-in!

Why?  There’s no “time-in manual.”

Something needed to change….

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As a certified positive parent educator, former school counselor, and fellow parent, I developed just that.

A game-changing guide with an effective, step-by-step time-in plan.  One that specifically promotes healthy social/emotional development for kids!

Support without judgment.

"But I need a time-out for ME!

Rest assured, time-INs provide the time we need as caregivers to cool off and prevent blow-ups!

"I just don't want to be a doormat."

Positive parents are kind AND firm. Master the art of finding the balance that fosters connection and results.

"I'm not sure what's age-appropriate."

Learn what behaviors are expected during early childhood and how to tweak your response at each stage.

Finally, a parenting response to feel proud of!
Finally, a parenting response to feel proud of!
The Time-In Response Plan by Such a Little While
Simple. Versatile. Effective.

Time-Ins Help Resolve the Most Common Parenting Challenges

Tantrums & Meltdowns

Master the 3 game-changing steps to take BEFORE addressing your child’s big behaviors.

Physical Aggression

Hitting, kicking, biting.  Learn how to hold space for big feelings while maintaining boundaries.

Defiance & Task Refusal

Problems are never solved with power struggles.  Uncover how to spark collaboration.

Worries & Fears

Well-intended words often make kids MORE scared.  Understand why and what to say instead.

Whining & Backtalk

Learn how to love your kids through tough moments without being a permissive parent.

Sibling Disputes

Discover how to empower kids towards independent problem-solving.

Who is it for?

-Parents, educators, & caregivers of toddlers & young children, ages 1-7.

-Tools are tailored to different developmental stages and designed to grow with your child!

What will I learn?

-The "why" behind your child's big feelings & behaviors

-A key 4-step C.A.L.M. plan to replace time-outs

-Essential positive discipline "do's" &"don'ts"

What will my child learn?

-That they're loved & supported with kind AND firm boundaries!

-How to buy into & use a designated cool-down space

-Age-appropriate coping skills

-How to be a collaborative problem-solver & grow through mistakes

What's Included?

-Instant download (45-page PDF)

-Deep dive on 4-step time-in "C.A.L.M." response for caregivers

-50+ specific response examples to key parenting challenges

-BONUS guides on consequences & apologies

Calm Down Corner Printables by Such a Little While (CALM Collection)


Our Best-Selling Calm Down Corner Printables

Calming Corner Starter Kit | Printable Emotions Cards PDF for Kids

Printable Feelings Cards

Emotions Cards PDF | Printable Emotions Cards | Such a Little While

Printable Real Face Emotions

Printable Coping Skills Cards for Kids by Such a Little While (Calm Down Strategy Cards PDF)

Printable Calming Choices

Calming Corner Starter Kit | Printable Feelings BINGO Game by Such a Little While
Calming Corner Starter Kit | Bonus 60 Activities Feelings Worksheets for Preschoolers by Such a Little While
Bonus Mindfulness Exercise Scripts | Calming Corner Starter Kit by Such a Little While

A Trusted Leader in Positive Parenting

I’ve dedicated the past decade to helping fellow caregivers achieve CALM in the storm of raising young children.

I’m honored to support you in becoming that positive parent you always dreamed you’d be!

Tana Such a Little While

Tana Amodeo

Mom & Founder, Such a Little While

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Understanding the psychology behind toddler behaviour has really helped me to manage my expectations.”

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“Such a Little While reminds me that I’m not alone and helps me through those tough, tantrum-filled moments.”

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You are granted one license per household to download for personal use only.  Mental health professionals and other services providers are not permitted to distribute without express written consent.  Read our complete terms and conditions here.

The CALM Collection is action-oriented and walks you through a key step-by-step sequence for the most common parenting challenges.  We skip the fluff and get straight into problem-solving mode!  

Unlike traditional books that focus only on the parent, the Time-In Response Plan pairs seamlessly with our social & emotional learning activities for kids.  After reading this plan, you’ll be equipped to setup a designated calm down area in your home!

Every child is perfectly unique, therefore, nothing in parenting is ever a promise!  However, there is an abundance of research that demonstrates both short-and long-term favorable outcomes for children who receive consistent positive parenting practices (learn more here).  

My goal is for you to feel empowered as a positive parent!  Please contact me at within 14 days of your purchase if The CALM Collection is not meeting this expectation.

Yes, I'm ready to gift my family the gift of time-ins!
Yes, I'm ready to give my family the gift of time-ins!

Your family's future begins today.

Your decision to invest in your family with the CALM Collection speaks volumes.

A willingness to learn new strategies isn’t easy and honestly something many parents are not able or willing to do.  

I hope you’re feeling incredibly proud!

with love & kindness, Tana
Tana, Mom & Founder, Such a Little While | Positive Parenting

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