Category: ’Consensual Living’

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.

But I Was Spanked and I’m OK (response-turned-post)

October 5th, 2012 by Dionna - 19 Comments

My response turned post on why spanking is not ok in our family.

If Spanking Does Not Work in the Long-Term, Why Start Spanking at All?

October 4th, 2012 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Those few years that parents are “allowed” to spank are also the years that our children are forming lasting mental impressions of us. Would you rather your child form an impression of trust, or of fear?

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