If a child knows their “No” will be respected, they begin to understand it as wrong if it is not respected, and that people can and should assert their boundaries when they don’t like what’s happening to them.
Here is a list of all sorts of things I’ve contributed to on a variety of topics. Articles Huffpost– What to do When Someone Criticizes Your Parenting in Public Huffpost- Looking Back at Your Childhood Could Change the Way You Parent-For the Better Brownicity – A Diversity of Dolls Can Help Children Learn to Be
“Every time you slow down and respond instead of reacting, it’s like you’re sewing a stitch in the fabric of your relationship with your child.” – A parent Without even meaning to, not only did this parent aptly describe the practice of parenting with mindfulness and intention, but also the relationship resilience that can develop
The goal of respectful parenting (or caregiving, or any other significant involvement in a child’s growth) is an authentic child. A child who feels competent, secure and autonomous. A child who feels no need to suppress parts of who she is in order to be loved and cared for by those to whom she is
Want to overcome your parenting triggers? Maybe you need to learn how to put the brakes on your unhelpful automatic reactions and choose intentional responses instead. A cornerstone of respectful parenting is mindful communication. In this video I’ll share 4 steps that will help you regain your equilibrium when you’re triggered by a conflict with
After recording my last video about turning parenting reactions into parenting responses, I was asked for more clarification. So I put together a handy cheat sheet. Post it on the fridge and you’ll have lifeline when the sh*t starts to hit the fan. When conflict arises between parents and children, parents sometimes try to grit
A child’s job is to resist, assert their autonomy and push against boundaries in order to learn about their own power. A parent’s job is to survive them doing this – in all the forms it takes. When their nervous system is in fight/flight mode, sometimes it takes the form of intense or explosive expression