Posts Tagged‘Discipline’

How To Celebrate The Gift Of The Strong-Willed Child

“Strong-willed children often grow into strong-willed adults who become world leaders, world shapers and world changers. Parenting them peacefully is not only possible, it’s imperative because sowing peace in their hearts now when they’re in our care will grow a future of peace later when the world is in their care.” – L R Knost Despite whatever unique challenges our children throw our way on a daily basis, we all adore them. Most of us can identify with that heart-bursting, unconditional love that comes along with this little person you’ve created. We know we should “cherish every moment” and there’s…

Why You Shouldn’t Smack Your Kids

NB: I was initially commissioned to write under this title for Petite Bebe blog a few years ago so my children’s ages have changed but the sentiment remains the same. I think we’ve all seen that meme that says something along the lines of “I was smacked and I have something called respect for others!” and after seeing it for the umpteenth time I decided to take a breath and really reflect on how I think smacking DID affect me. I try to practice Peaceful/Gentle/Positive Parenting and I have found in a lot of different forums that people have often…

Crying After School

Every time I go to school lately, I end up coming home and crying. That’s ok, right? It happens. Only problem is I’m a 32-year-old woman and I don’t go to school any more. Or really, the problem is that the system hasn’t changed since I did. It’s still setting kids up to fail, the ones who don’t fit in that small margin who can cope with the archaic framework. I actually love the school we have chosen. It’s in a beautiful location. There is a lovely community. The classes are small. Most of the teachers are wonderful but at…