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 …

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, …

Parenting Yourself

When seeking to parent with gentleness and grace, often the hardest (and most important) part is controlling yourself and changing your own reactions.  As I’ve continued on this journey, I have found that when I shame and “punish” myself, I inevitably end up acting worse. So, I’ve been working towards “parenting” …