When we say we follow ‘gentle’ or ‘positive’ parenting practices, that can be very subjective. We all are different people, and as such we handle situations in our own unique ways regardless of what style we’re using. And while we may know what gentle parenting means to us, and how to respond to situations based … More When your partner doesn’t agree with a Gentle Parenting 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. … More Montessori vs. Traditional Education: A Gentle Approach
Rebekah is a truly talented writer, and this one always makes me cry. Reposted from http://www.barrentobeautiful.com. When Your Child Comforts You.
We had our book club the other night, and amidst the discussion, one member stated this: “It’s been time to rethink how we impact our children’s lives. Changing our priorities to be child-centered and more nurturing and supportive of families is the best way to make positive, necessary changes in our society.” (Alisa Makson Wing, … More It’s time to rethink how we impact our children’s lives.
I try very hard not to force manners on my daughter… I like to model them instead, by simply saying “thank you” or “sorry” or “please” to her and in front of her, at the appropriate times. She’s doing an awesome job at picking them up and has been saying them for some time now! … More “What’s the magic word?”
I recently saw a post on one of the local buying/selling pages where a bunch of parents were ordering cute time-out chairs, with their children’s names on them. They’re adorable, yes, and the poems are sweet, but…. Do you really know what time-out is? Generally, time out is a discipline technique that is widely misused and misunderstood. “Time-out” is a … More Are those cute Time-Out chairs worth it?