Category: ’Consensual Living’

Family Rules: A Recipe for Harmony

April 9th, 2013 by Dionna - 21 Comments

Does your family have “family rules”? What are they, and why did you decide to enact them? Our family recently created our own list, and they’ve been working well for us.

How I Reduced Nighttime Breastfeeding Without Completely Night Weaning

January 28th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

When I was pregnant with Ailia, I was ready for Kieran to nurse less at night. Here are some of the gentle ways I reduced Kieran’s access to the breast at night without fully night weaning him.

Confessions of a Reformed Spanker

January 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 40 Comments

An intimate story from my friend, Destany, who is a reformed spanker. Destany says, “I learned that un-spanked children are not undisciplined children, and that spanking does not equal discipline.”

10 Ideas to Help Children Learn to Say “Thank You”

December 24th, 2012 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Forcing children to say “thank you” does not necessarily motivate them to say it from the heart. Here are 10 ideas to help encourage them to show their gratitude meaningfully.

Revisionary Parenting

October 12th, 2012 by Dionna - 25 Comments

Gennifer Albin, author of Crewel, explains how she transitioned from SAHM to WAHM to WOHM (sometimes), and how attachment parenting helped smooth the journey.

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