Category Archive: gentle discipline

Nov 08

Cooperation or Compliance

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Frequently, I hear parents complain about how their child refuses to cooperate. One can almost see the anger and frustration wafting off of these parents in regard to their children, children whom they love, whom they currently view as defiant and disrespectful. I understand. Really, I do. There are times when I am really frustrated …

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Sep 27

Authentic Parenting Blog Hop: Parenting in the Light of Your Own Childhood

Living Peacefully with Children: Parenting in Light of Your Own Childhood

Keeping with this month’s theme of switching things up, the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival, co-hosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children and Laura at Authentic Parenting, is hosting a blog hop this month on a very important topic: parenting in the light of your own childhood. Our experiences, good and bad, shape who we …

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Aug 13

Raising Attached Siblings

Living Peacefully with Children: Raising Attached Siblings

Welcome to the August 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Sibling Revelry This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about siblings — their own, their hopes for their kids, and more. Please read to the end …

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Jul 26

The Inauthenticity of Anger

Living Peacefully with Children: The Inauthenticity of Anger

Welcome to the July 2013 Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Anger This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by Authentic Parenting and Living Peacefully with Children. This month our participants have written about anger. We hope you enjoy this month’s posts and consider joining us next month when we share about breastfeeding. *** Feelings…..nothing …

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Apr 30

Hitting Out of Fear

Living Peacefully with Children: Hitting Out of Fear

 Today is National Spank Out Day, I’m sad to say. In a society where we speak out against the hitting of women, against the hitting of racial minorities, against the hitting of animals, against the hitting and bullying of anyone, there are still a large number of people who think hitting children is perfectly acceptable …

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Apr 26

Dealing with Whining Compassionately

Living Peacefully with Children: Dealing with Whining Compassionately

Welcome to the April 2013 Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Peaceful Parenting Applied This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by Authentic Parenting and Living Peacefully with Children.  We hope you enjoy this month’s posts and consider joining us next month when we share about Peaceful Parenting Applied. *** Chances …

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Apr 12

Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival April Call for Submissions: Peaceful Parenting Applied

Welcome to the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival cohosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children and Laura at Authentic Parenting. We hope that you will join us on the last Friday of each month as we share posts about simple living in our lives. Submission deadline will be the Friday before last. Peaceful Parenting Applied This month, …

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Mar 14

Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival March Call for Submissions: Self-Expression and Conformity

Welcome to the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival cohosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children and Laura at Authentic Parenting. We hope that you will join us on the last Friday of each month as we share posts about simple living in our lives. Submission deadline will be the Friday before last. Self Expression and Conformity Kids …

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Jan 25

Authenticity through Consensual Living

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Welcome to the January 2013 Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Authenticity This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by Authentic Parenting and Living Peacefully with Children. This month our participants have written about authenticity through character, emotions, and establishing authentic communication with their children. We hope you enjoy this …

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Jan 09

Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival January Call for Submissions: Authenticity

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After a month off for the holidays, the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival is back with renewed energy! We hope you enjoyed last year’s carnival topics. We have some new and exciting topics for 2013. APBC goes live on the Last Friday of every month and submissions are due on the previous Friday. For January 2013, …

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