Category: ’Book Discussions’

Using Games to End Struggles

January 5th, 2011 by Dionna - 13 Comments

A while back, Jamie decided to take on the job of turning on the taps for the children’s bath each evening. That was fine by me, though I did add the condition that he put his clothes in the laundry basket first. The problem was that, lately, it was becoming…

Playful Parenting Helps Children in Stressful Situations

January 4th, 2011 by Dionna - 8 Comments

Due to a very long story, which I will not go into here, my family and I have been dealing with CPS for the past couple of months. They have actually removed my four girls from the home. My children are currently staying with my parents, but my husband and…

4 Ideas to Encourage Partner Participation in Playful and Gentle Parenting

November 2nd, 2010 by Dionna - 4 Comments

A reader recently asked for ideas on how to help her partner digest and implement some of the playful and gentle parenting ideas that many of us practice. The subject is one that my own partner and I have been discussing. Tom works full time, and when he comes home…

Playful Parenting Book Discussion, Chapters 13-15

November 1st, 2010 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Welcome to the fifth and final discussion of Lawrence Cohen’s Playful Parenting. Today we are discussing chapters 13-15. Questions and scenarios for discussion are below, but please don’t feel limited by our talking points. Please read to the end, I need your feedback AND there are giveaway details! Chapters 13-15…

Playful Parenting Book Discussion, Chapters 10-12

October 18th, 2010 by Dionna - 5 Comments

Welcome to the fourth discussion of Lawrence Cohen’s Playful Parenting. Today we are discussing chapters 10-12. Questions and scenarios for discussion are below, but please don’t feel limited by our talking points. Chapters 10-12 Summary When a child is stuck in feelings of powerlessness or isolation, when she is unable…

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