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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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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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Possession — 9/10 of the Problem? *

Originally posted on "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…

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F-ing Up the Right Way *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
I am not a perfect parent — just so you know. I do the things I have actually spent time thinking and researching and learning about why not to do them.…

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Benefit of the Belief *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
As parents, we’re all pretty used to being the ones most “in the know” in the family, right? We’re “the bosses”, “the head honchos”, “the leaders”, “the responsible parties”.…

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Building an Emotionally Safe Household

My highly esteemed partner, Natalie (that’s her, being the human pillow), wrote the article below for Mothering Magazine (before they went paperless…) and it so perfectly encapsulates the sum total of our approach to being with our kids through all of their emotions … Continue reading

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Shakespearian Parenting Advice

Wow! What an insanely busy couple of weeks I’ve just had — way, way busier than I like to be, unless it’s busy in the yard, or busy playing! I’ve now reached that light at the end of the proverbial … Continue reading

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