Today, on one of the facebook groups that I run, a member asked what feels to me like the quintessential limit-setting and respectful discipline question. It was a long and complex question with many parts, especially as it contained examples, which I had specifically requested (it is so much easier to answer discipline questions when … There’s No Trying In Limit Setting
I’ve encountered a lot of misunderstandings about offering children choices recently. I’m hoping a rundown might help. Today, focusing on why and when choices are a good idea. 1. Why offer choices? One of the most critical and valuable pieces of advice we can receive in today’s social media-saturated world is “Don’t Read The Comments.” … Choices: Why? When?
I want you to do me a favor. I want you to go on a little trip with me–a “what if” trip. A trip to an imaginary place, where everything you know and value and feel is suspended for a few minutes. In this place, when you come in, there will be shelves. You will … Experiments in Parenting: What If?
“We are once an adult, and twice a child.” I’ve been away. As ever, I have a lot of blog posts in the works, halfway or quarter-way written, a few with just a title and a sentence or two reminding me what I was going to write about so I can come back to it … All My Life’s a Circle: Respect Across the Lifespan