Education, Gentle, Giveaway, love, raffle, Things we do

2017 End of Summer Soirée!

Let’s have a party!! We have SO MANY reasons to celebrate: >>we’ve hit 2000 (2000!?) members in our closed group, Gentle Parenting of WNY >>we’re coming up on our 3 year anniversary >>it’s the end of Summer (that’s a reason to celebrate, right?) We’ll have some games set up for the kids, you can do… Read More 2017 End of Summer Soirée!

Education, Gentle, Things we do

Our Summer Idea List (free printable!)😘

The title was supposed to be The Ultimate Summer Bucket List. But as Clare and I talked about it, my husband added that bucket lists sound like ‘To-Do’ lists to him. And he’d rather not have a to-do list during the summer. Pretty sure his contribution to the items on our list was “throw out… Read More Our Summer Idea List (free printable!)😘

Development, Education, Gentle, manners, reasonable expectations

Community Chat: SHARING

An interesting post about sharing was posted in the Facebook group not too long ago, and following it was a fantastic conversation on sharing and how some of our members handle this often-tricky topic. This is the shared post, written by Alanya Kolberg: MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS. As soon as… Read More Community Chat: SHARING

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, Education, Gentle, Montessori, Traditional

Montessori vs. Traditional Education: A Gentle Approach

I first saw this video, when I was learning more and more about the value of a Montessori education.  This was before I had my daughter, and I was becoming more and more passionate about Montessori.  I had been working in a Montessori preschool, and doing in-home evaluations as a school psychologist on the side.… Read More Montessori vs. Traditional Education: A Gentle Approach