Popular GP Words and Phrases pt 2

Intrinsic/Internal MotivationThe word intrinsic means “belonging naturally; essential” (essential as in; the essence of something). When you think of intrinsic motivation, it’s helpful to imagine what “reward” comes naturally to a task or goal. For example, having a nice smelling kitchen with dishes that are always readily available is are …

Popular GP Words and Phrases pt. 1

In this article, you’ll find concise descriptions of popular words and phrases that are often used in the gentle parenting community. +++ BoundariesPut simply, boundaries are lines that you draw around certain behaviors and expectations that mark the difference between “acceptable” and “unacceptable”. They are essentially whatever ways you choose …

On Yelling

I see a lot of people joke about how their kids have magical selective hearing; that when it comes to making a request, (“Please stop the video games for a few minutes to help straighten up”), the children don’t listen until mom loses her cool and starts yelling. I think …