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Is That Natural Consequence You are Allowing Really a Good Discipline Choice?

January 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Natural Consequences can be a powerful gentle parenting tool in disciplining children, but sometimes Natural Consequences prove to be too dangerous.  MORE

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Parenting Without Punishment: Guidelines, Empathy, and Natural Consequences (A 4-Step Action Plan)

August 30th, 2013 | 6 Comments

When I moved away from rules and punishment it was very much trial-and-error, and over time I’ve found what works to keep our family (myself and my two daughters, who are 9.5 and 3.5 years old) connected and running smoothly. Today I’d like to share a concrete example of how using guidelines, empathy and natural consequences looked for one of …  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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