Possession — 9/10 of the Problem? *

* * * * Re-blogging this one in support of some parents I know who are struggling with sharing issues at home. This is one seemingly radical strategy with which we’ve had a great deal of success. It might take some getting used to, but I think it’s well worth the effort (I say why in the post!). Enjoy! * * * *

"A Beautiful Place of the World"

“This body is mine, cuz it was born on me. Just I get to use it, and no one else. That’s why it’s my body.” That’s the extent of 3 year old Echo’s concept of what she owns — pretty much everything else is for everyone. When asked if there is anything else that is hers, she will usually reply, “No, those are just the things that I’m using…”

We have a number of “radical theories” regulating the interactions in our home. We don’t spank, we don’t punish, don’t praise, don’t allow TV, don’t think of our kids as manipulating heathens in need of control, we don’t threaten them, we don’t reward them with gold stars, don’t focus all of our energy on making them “behave”, and don’t worry about them needing to be “taught a lesson” every time they make a mistake. We also don’t…

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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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