I’m often told that I need to stop judging other parents. That my opinions are offensive and I’m being judgemental. “To each their own” they say and they berate me for “not seeing another way“. There are so many flaws at the root of this concept. I hope you’ll hear me out. Judgement Is Inevitable […]
How to be the role model your child needs
This post is part of the 30 Days Towards Connected Parenting series. What kind of people do you want your children to become? As parents, we have a powerful influence over our children. Children are impacted – in both positive and negative ways – by what they see and hear the people around them do. […]
I AM My Child’s Friend
“I am not your friend” I read in a recent popular post a mother wrote about what lessons she wants her children to know. Ouch. Why is society so afraid of parents being friends to their children? To me, it’s like saying “I’m not my husband’s friend, I’m his wife!” Why not both?! Being a […]
What DO we do Instead of Punishment?
Probably the most frequently asked question I get asked by readers in comments of shares of my parenting posts is “what do you do then?” How do respectful parents parent without punishment and other forms of manipulation? When they hear that we don’t spank, yell, force manners, use time out, take possessions, manipulate or bribe they […]