Episode 4: Obedience is Not the Goal

Show Notes Obedience is Not the Goal (L.R. Knost)I Don’t Want Obedient Children (Happiness is Here)Do You Want to Raise an Obedient Child? (Aha Parenting)First Time Obedience: How’s That Working For You? (Sally Clarkson)Should We Demand Immediate Obedience? (Connected Families)Colossians 3:20-21- Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases …

Episode 1: So, What is Gentle Parenting?

SHOW NOTES Your Child is Your Neighbor (Jen Wilkin) https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/your-child-is-your-neighbor/ Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me (Samuel Martin)  http://www.biblechild.com/assets/thy-rod-and-thy-staff-they-comfort-me-mar-2013.pdf When Our Children Disagree… (Abby Alam) http://tendinglambs.com/2019/02/11/when-our-children-disagree/ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. …

The Mask of “Authenticity”

I read an article recently about how responding gently when you’re frustrated can feel very inauthentic at times. When you’re angry and you want to let it be known, it can feel like you’re pretending to be patient, when inside you’re really bursting with frustration. Even though we all know …

Healing isn’t Easy

I know it’s not so easy; healing from trauma. It’s intimidating and can feel impossible. It involves so much more than just “getting over it”. It involves talking about the experiences. It involves going into the dark, scary places, and finding out just what is down there. It means we …

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 …