Are punishments and timeouts not working for you?
We're here to help! Learn how to parent without punishments, rewards and manipulation and bring the JOY back to your parenting. See how you can be non-punitive and non-permissive through respectful and compassionate relationships with your kids.
Expectation and Intentions
This post originally appeared in the 2010 Carnival of Gentle Parenting Two ways that parents can fall into a negative pattern with their kids is through false expectations and intentions. Having unrealistic expectations, for example expecting your toddler to sit quietly during dinner for an hour, sets parents up for frustration – thereby undermining gentle intentions. Imagining malicious intention can be even worse. Imagine
Goldie Blox: 4 Reasons Gender Neutral Isn’t Always the Answer
Have you seen or heard about Goldie Blox? Goldie Blox is a game designed by an engineering student at Stanford, Debbie Sterling, to get girls building. You can see her explain why she created Goldie Blox below. I bought one before they were even made when it was just a Kickstarter project. I’ve been saving it for Aellyn’s 5th birthday (this February!). I recently had
Healthy Child Summit – A FREE Online Conference for Parents
In February I’ll be speaking at the Healthy Child Summit about Parenting Beyond Stereotypes – but you can get a sneak peek of 22 of the presentations starting November 18th! Would you like to learn how to prepare your body for the healthiest pregnancy possible? Are you interested in preparing for a natural birth, one with no or limited interventions? Would you like the