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The Proof is in the… Argument?!

We naturally all look at how our children are being for signs of how we’re doing as parents. We measure our methods by our successes in parenting just as much as we do in any other vital endeavor — as … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Self-Soothing Infant

I can sum up today’s post in one sentence. That wasn’t it though… 😉 It’s simply this (and it may sound familiar if you’ve read many of my posts at all): The human brain is born without the ability to manage … Continue reading

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See no Evil, Hear no Evil *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
In our home we don’t refer to anyone as “evil”. For us, it is virtually the same thing as referring to someone by a racial slur, or other non-specific…

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Oh Yeah… We Have Tools!

Isn’t it funny how we can be cruising along in our parenting lives, and then suddenly we have a new tool and it’s as if we’ve gotten a new lease on that life; and then just as suddenly, some months … Continue reading

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Empathy Schmimpathy… Why Bother?!

There’s a change occurring in the world of parenting today. A gradual shift is taking shape and gliding toward new ways of envisioning and inhabiting the parent-child relationship. The old adages we grew up with — of children being seen … Continue reading

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Help Me Out — Stop Trying to Fix It *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
As parents, we are almost constantly saddled with various repairs, clean-ups, re-workings, and resettings for our children. In fact, we get so used to being the ones to restore…

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(Back to) the Basics V: Who’s the Boss

Today, I want to return to this (increasingly in-depth!) series on basic tools, perspectives, and approaches for Natural Parenting, Attachment Parenting, Cro-Magnon Parenting — whatever your favorite monicker. Before I do that, though, here are links to all of the … Continue reading

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