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Category Archives: Parentisms
So — there’s this dirty little parenting myth that started decades ago and that lingers still in the rarely mentioned corners of the current social parenting contract corrupting the ears of those who listen, and driving opposition into the hearts of families everywhere. … Continue reading →
One of the themes this week in the various social media parenting groups to which I belong has been “process”. Several times, I’ve found myself encouraging parents to remember that growing up, learning how to negotiate life, figuring out all the … Continue reading →
In the Positive Discipline parenting course (in which Natalie and I were trained and certified as instructors last Spring…), there are a slew of different experiential activities that instructors may share with parents in order to help underscore or increase … Continue reading →
Juju has been teaching Xi how to yo-yo. He brought over this lovely classic orange Duncan butterfly — straight out of the 80s — and told the girls he wanted them to be able play with it if they liked. … Continue reading →
It’s a simple skill — listening. Though we can develop nuanced abilities to savor certain qualities in various particular soundscapes, it doesn’t take much to, say, hone in on the words the person in front of you is speaking. Remembering … Continue reading →
Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
“Parentisms” is a little series offering tiny mantras and quick thoughts on the nature of parenting. My hope is that these little perspective framers will be a boon for…
“Come in — come in — this is the infant brain — all systems are go and we are reading you loud and clear — copy?” The human brain is a wonder of the cosmos. It regularly performs feats which … Continue reading →