Does it Work?

While sharing about parenting with a focus on connection and teaching—and without punishments and rewards— I have been asked, “does it work?”. I’ve also seen fellow parents wondering if this gentle parenting thing is actually working.  I’d guess every parent wonders that at times; but it is, I think, more …

Episode 22: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

This week Katie, Abby and Sam discuss all things respect: what it is, what it isn’t, and how to handle situations when our kids are being disrespectful to us. Show Notes Triggers by Amber LiaWhy is my Child Behaving This Way? by Janet LansburyThe Real Reason for Your Child’s Behavior …

Our Need for God’s Word

There can be no greater wish for every Christian parent than that their child would have a close walk with God. We have experienced the sweetness of a relationship with Him and so we rightly pray and desire for our children to bask in His love, too! As such, we …

In the Storm

I spent the day, a week ago, sitting beside a hospital bed. Of my son’s 1,387 days on earth, he’s spent about 68 of them in a hospital.  There’s nothing quite like waiting beside a cot in the NICU, where your tiny child lies, to teach you about life.  It’s …

Sibling Squabbles

Difficulties between siblings can be really stressful and challenging, for everyone involved. Everyone knows siblings often struggle to get along, but sometimes I think we are still rather taken aback by it. It helps me to keep in mind that it is inevitable. No matter how much teaching you do, …

The Power of Words

We’ve all heard the same mantra, passed down for generations: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” The question is, is that true? I would argue that James would disagree: “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his …