Category: ’Consensual Living’

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?

Modeling Problem-Solving for Preschoolers

October 1st, 2012 by Dionna - 2 Comments

A perfect model of problem-solving from a mystery teacher at the playground.

Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling: Informational Outline and Resource List

September 21st, 2012 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I recently joined Patty Wipfler of Hand in Hand Parenting for a teleseminar on Preparing for Siblings. I shared information on how to make the transition easier for your child during pregnancy and immediately after birth, and Patty talked about building a healthy sibling relationship from birth and beyond. In…

Ten Ways to Gently Respond When Children Say “I Can’t!”

July 30th, 2012 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Has your little one ever gone through a bout of the “I cannot’s”? If you are struggling with how to gently respond, here are ten ideas that may help.

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