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Growing Self-Fulfilling Humans

I won’t lie to you, friends — sometimes, and really just sometimes, I still question what we’re doing here. I sometimes still wonder — if we stay off the well-beaten paths of modern parenting, if we tenderly nurture our kids, without punishing … Continue reading

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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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The Power of Saying What You Want

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

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Re-consideration (Re-blogged)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
Have you ever thought about how much you ask of your child(ren) on a daily basis? Have you ever (even once) stopped to consider whether or not your current…

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Choose Your Own Adventure Parenting pt III

Welcome to the third and final (?!) portion of this post considering Jennifer Senior’s article in last summer’s New York Magazine, All Joy and No Fun (Why Parents Hate Parenting), which describes modern parenting as almost if not totally lacking in … Continue reading

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Co-sleeping (or not) more about Parents than Kids?

Today, I am going to reblog a post from my highly-esteemed New Zealander colleague, Karyn, at kloppenmum.wordpress.com. I came across this post the other day, and thought I’d be hardpressed to put it any better, so decided I would just … Continue reading

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Mama — if you love me — why don’t you like me?

Here’s a question worth considering — What do you think of your child? Here’s a more important one — What does your child think you think of him/her? The two are related but not at all the same thing. Certainly, … Continue reading

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