Benefit of the Belief *

* * * * Hello all! Week-long blog-fest will not quit! Until the end of the week, that is… This post is about giving our kids room (more and more) as they grow to be in touch with their own values; and about respecting those values, preferences, and interests; and supporting them in their quest to explore themselves. And if you want to see a serious discussion, see the comments below the post… . . Respecting our kids as humans with all of their own “stuff” is a big part of what our ecourse — Parenting on the Same Team — is all about. Check out the link for more information and to sign up. Tell your friends. We start Team practice Monday the 8th! * * * *

"A Beautiful Place of the World"

As parents, we’re all pretty used to being the ones most “in the know” in the family, right? We’re “the bosses”, “the head honchos”, “the leaders”, “the responsible parties”. Sometimes we don’t own our leadership roles enough, but more often than not, we own them much too much. Fear of permissiveness is so rampant in the parenting world that most of us would rather err on the side of too much than not enough control over our children — if only because of the tsunami of cultural pressure to appear “in control” at all moments. But more on that at another time…

The point I want to make at the moment is that, often, we can get carried away with controlling our children — managing what they say, how they see and perceive, even what they believe. We can even let our need to be in control run amuck with…

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About Nathan M McTague, CPCC, CPDPE

I am a full-time parent of three, Writer, Life Coach, Lecturer, Parenting Mentor, and Shamanic Practitioner. In all of the above, I am seeking to assist my fellow humans in their processes of claiming and unleashing their highest potentials.
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