Tag Archives: balance

4 Steps to Raising a Free-Range Family

November 6th, 2014 | 9 Comments

It is unlikely we will ever reach the point again where we rely on neighbors as a safety net; for most of us, reconstructing the village is an impossible task. What we can do is create a happy medium in which we give our children the respect and responsibility they are capable of and deserve, without fear of criminal punishment.  MORE

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Practice Makes Better

March 7th, 2013 | Leave a comment

In an era of competitiveness and perfectionism, Justine explores ways that parents can combat their fear of failure and escape “Pressured Parents Phenomenon” to allow their children autonomy and self-regulation.  MORE

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A Necessary Season: Potty Learning as a Step in the Journey

January 11th, 2013 | 1 Comment

Potty learning in Laura’s home was an experience that became an unexpected joy in her season of mothering.  MORE

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The Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Family Rhythm

April 2nd, 2012 | 5 Comments

A discussion on how to incorporate rhythm (or a natural flow) to your days in an effort to reduce the chaos and inability to accomplish anything.  MORE

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