That Screaming Parent in the Supermarket... What to Do?

That Screaming Parent in the Supermarket... What to Do?

I don't think there is one "right" way to handle a situation like this...I just want to offer this as a possible approach. Some folks would openly confront the parent, but I think that could potentially have a devastating backlash effect for the child later on.  Here's another possible way...

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Peaceful parenting and soup...

Peaceful parenting and soup...

A delectable, comforting, enriching, nutritious soup depends on having the right ingredients in the right quantities.  And, in the radical unschooling “soup,” peaceful parenting principles constitute the soup base.  Radical unschooling without peaceful parenting may not go down so easy, and may not leave the best taste in your mouth.  (The truth is, peaceful parenting makes everything taste better!)

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The New Ask the Peaceful Parent Whisperer Blog...

It's a WordPress blog, and folks send in questions and I answer 'em.  It's that simple, really. 

Find the blog here:  Ask the Peaceful Parent Whisperer, and if you follow the blog, you'll be alerted when a new question gets answered.

Do you want to pose a question?  Here's a form for you to fill out so you can do that:  Ask the Peaceful Parent Whisperer Question Form.

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 17. "How Will You Remember?"

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 17.  "How Will You Remember?"

In the heat of an extremely tense moment...when you are feeling stressed out, at your wit’s end, like you’re just about to explode… When you feel like you have No More Capacity for patience…

...Asking this important question and remaining alert for a good answer...and taking the steps it takes to create a durable plan (and, recognizing when it needs to be refined and being willing to go back to the drawing board), that's how you turn an ideal into a workable reality.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 11. Expectations...

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 11.  Expectations...

...expectations can be major friction points in any relationship. In a parent-child relationship, friction points can cause an all-out firestorm.  This kind of firestorm is actually quite preventable...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 10. "What are you trying to tell me?!"

Child Abuse Prevention Month...Day 10.  "What are you trying to tell me?!"

This approach may take extra effort and patience on a parent's part, but it is time well spent in that it builds connection and defuses potentially volatile situations. The connection this approach builds is cumulative and things just get better and better and better.

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