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Pledge to keep YOUR yard BEE FRIENDLY!

Here in our cozy Village of Hamburg, we are starting a campaign for promoting Bee Friendly Yards! 🐝 This means no harmful chemicals and pesticides being sprayed on lawns and in gardens. The use of these chemicals impacts EVERYONE, including pets, kids, wildlife, and the bees! 🐝🐝
GO HERE to pledge to keep your yard BEE FRIENDLY. Then take some time to spread awareness of this increasingly important issue. One way to do this is by putting up a sweet lawn sign letting everyone know that your yard is free from harsh chemicals and friendly to the bees! Lawn signs will be available for $10, and is a fantastic way to spread the word and get people to stop using harmful chemicals on their lawns! They can be picked up on June 7th at the Local Living Fair in The Giving Garden across from Union Pleasant Elementary School. Other pick up days/locations will be determined, but will mostly be in Hamburg.
If you are interested in a lawn sign, go here, or the Facebook group Being Gentle With Our Home and complete the Lawn Sign Order Form. You can also pay for signs using cash or card at the Local Living Fair, however only signs paid for ahead of time will be reserved. All others will be first-come, first-served.
You do not have to live in the Village of Hamburg to join in! 🌱

Get your Mindful Kids activity box!

Mindful Kids is a beautiful and easy-to-use activity deck that encourages inner peace and strength among children of all ages and abilities.

There isn’t a child, parent, grandparent, teacher, librarian, or counselor in your life who wouldn’t benefit from the activities in this deck! This is a wonderful addition to your child’s library or activity shelf, your classroom, your yoga studio, library, or office, and is another extremely valuable tool in your toolbox for raising a more mindful, empathetic generation!

Click the photo above to order!

Want to browse other wonderful mindfulness resources? Use this link: https://www.barefootbooks.com/index.php…

All proceeds and commission benefit The Gentle Parenting Institute, Inc. and give us the opportunities to continue to provide resources to parents and families. We are so very thankful for your continued support!

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The Gentle Parenting Institute promotes peaceful, respectful, and nurturing relationships between parents and children, with a focus on supporting fellow parents in learning how to manage the behavior of themselves and their children through the use of behavior science, knowledge of child development and appropriate expectations, and through methods/philosophies/practices such as Attachment Parenting, RIE, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and others.

Positive discipline techniques such as time-in, redirecting, and reinforcement of appropriate behavior, etc. are promoted and encouraged.

Discipline and parental techniques that are punitive are not promoted or encouraged.Β  These include:

  • spanking, slapping, smacking, hitting, or any other means of physical discipline
  • seclusion or traditional time-out
  • threatening
  • shaming
  • any other technique that demeans and/or disrespects the child

Children do not learn to be respectful unless they are respected as the whole humans they are, complete with unique personalities, wants, needs, and desires.Β  Respect for the child as she is today is of the utmost importance.

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