“…Those stones are perfect for little hands to throw. Our son was outside doing what came naturally, tossing stones, and one of the stones went rogue and hit the rear windshield of my late-model Toyota Corolla. Shattered it completely…” Here’s how we not only got through that event but even profited from it in the most beautiful way!Read More
It's good to understand WHY kids lie. Of course, they're not going to be able to tell you, but when you understand what may be behind the lying, it can alter your response to it, and that can make all the difference in the world!Read More
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...Read More
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!)Read More
It's a WordPress blog, and folks send in questions and I answer 'em. It's that simple, really.
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.Read More
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.Read More