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School age children continue to learn about relationships with people and conflict resolution – a great opportunity for us to continue to model good relationship skills. The deeper formation of gender roles and sexuality are also explored in this phase and kids need an open and caring environment to provide them the freedom to be themselves.

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
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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
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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
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