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Being Gentle With Our Home

It’s hard to enter the gentle parenting ‘world’ without also rethinking the way you treat your health and the health of the environment around you. I like to think that my husband and I were conscious of sustainable living and healthy eating waaaay before we had kids. But when I became pregnant with our first… Read More Being Gentle With Our Home

Behavior Analysis, Development, Education, Gentle, love, reasonable expectations, Reinforcement, respectful parenting, Uncategorized

How We Avoid Punishing Our Children

I often see comments in gentle parenting boards asking, “If you don’t punish, what do you do?” Or, “There are definitely circumstances where punishments are necessary, right?” As a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), I frequently have to hold back from defining the term ‘punishment’ because I know that’s not exactly what folks mean. I… Read More How We Avoid Punishing Our Children

Development, Gentle, love, punishment, reasonable expectations, respectful parenting, spanking

Please don’t spank your child.

Please don’t spank your child. “But if I don’t spank them, they will grow up to be entitled brats.” Everything you do as a parent will impact your children. Whether you spank or not does not have anything to do with your child growing up to feel entitled. It will, however, impact the way they… Read More Please don’t spank your child.

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I’m trying… and kinda failing…

​Heyyyy… It’s been awhile! If I could have a theme for this year, it’d be the year of illness. Not necessarily serious illness (though my infant having RSV and the Flu all in one month was a bit serious), but just the lingering coughs, pink eye scare (we didn’t actually have it), and overall feeling like… Read More I’m trying… and kinda failing…