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Digging a Little Deeper than “Misbehavior”

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

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Co-Operation Beats Compliance Every Time

“How many times do I have to tell you?!” “When are you going to learn?” “If you don’t listen to me…!”  If you’ve ever been around kids for more than a minute, you’ve likely heard some of their parents say at least something … Continue reading

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Rehab for Praise-aholics *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
So let’s say you’re “open” to the idea of not using any punishment or praise with your child(ren)… My guess is, with any sincerity, you will find it easier than…

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The Basics

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
For those of you who may be new to this blog, and therefore have essentially no idea from where I am coming, and what I advocate for parents and…

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This Day… 4.14.13

It did actually — somehow both finally and instantly — happen. There we were, watching this girl — this little, brand new baby of a girl, suddenly a 3-foot lightning bolt — racing around a field, with other kids she barely … Continue reading

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Roots and Wings (Re-Blogged)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
From where does your parenting come? Do you know? Have you considered what it is that motivates, informs, and drives you in dealing with your children? It’s a silly…

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Losing “No.” and Finding “Yes!”

I have written directly about a portion of the discourse I want to take up in this post in some detail before, and referred to this notion multiple times. Thus far, however, I have only closely considered the “no” side … Continue reading

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