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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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Ways to Discipline a Child Part 2

December 11th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Discipline that “works” honors the innate worth of everyone involved. Teaching with wisdom releases old held patterns of shaming, harm and other negative outcomes while focusing on behavior that is appropriate and allowing the child to be the unique being she is here to be. Children who are guided in this way have the potential to greatly impact society in a positive manner.  MORE

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Ways to Discipline a Child, Part 1

December 7th, 2010 | 6 Comments

Discipline is often thought of as something we do to a child when they do something that we do not want them to do. In this sense, punishment and discipline can become confused and the opportunity for true discipline is lost or misguided.  MORE

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