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"Yesterday's failures do not define our lives unless we allow them to consume us. Instead, I choose grace, letting those days fall away like dead skin so that I can move forward with today, new and clean and lighter."
Last night I tucked the boy into bed, none too motherly, after a very long day. My favourite part of the day, he said, was when I was in my room by myself, because then you weren't yelling at me. ...
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. ...
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"The key to developing your children's full potential is to recognize that their foremost responsibility is to learn obedience. While they are living under your roof, they have a primary duty...
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Babyhood is, for many, a delightful stage, filled with the joys of watching your new child go through all their exciting firsts: first smile, first roll, first time they reach for you, first time sitt...
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"Far more than merely the decision to breastfeed or co-sleep, Attachment Parenting encourages a responsive, relationship-based approach to raising our children. This is what an examination of Scripture calls us to, that we woo our children with kindness, guide them with gentleness, and respond sensitively to their needs. Attachment Parenting provides a holistic approach to demonstrating God’s love and grace to our children in the context of a healthy parent/child relationship."
Attachment Parenting: A Christian perspective. Today in our Attachment Parenting Series, we will be discussing Attachment Parenting from a Christian perspective. If you have written a post on faith as...
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"Praise and rewards are often considered a more “gentle” approach to parenting, but a closer look reveals that it is merely a “tame” version of punishments, just the flip side of the same issue – and the results are the same."
Behaviour Modification: Praise. While my previous entry focused on the punishment aspect of behaviour modification, I also wanted to talk about the other side: praise and rewards. Praise and rewards a...
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Welcome to the newest installment of the Attachment Parenting series! Today we are discussing how to deal with criticism directed at our AP choices. What techniques do you find useful in dealing with criticism?
Introduction Once a parent has made the choice to raise their children in an Attachment Parenting manner, they often find themselves the target of a great deal of criticism and anti-attachment advice....
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This a thousand times! I get asked about SIDS, get guilt tripped and told I will smother my baby, that she will never learn to entertain herself for five minutes alone, she will never learn to walk, she will be spoiled...ugh. I say when someone has raised a perfect human, go ahead and dole out unsolicited advice. Until then, back off!
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Now that pins and rubber pants are out and cute easy-to-use styles are in, cloth diapers are beginning to regain popularity. Reasons range from environmental to health to financial to "they'r...
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I wish I could say I never had cause to apologize to my children. It would be lovely if I never lost my temper or overreacted or failed to do the right thing. It would be marvelous if I never yelled o...
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I love how each new year feels like a blank slate, a renewed hope, another chance to refocus. 2010 was my year of grace and intention. Building on that, 2011 was my year of joy and rhythm. Now a new y...
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"It's all well and good to delve into the myriad of reasons for avoiding punishment and praise...but then what? What can be done instead?"
The Hows of Discipline. It has been a long time since I posted my thoughts on punishment and praise. I have been meaning, for at least as long, to also post an entry on the more practical aspect - the...
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"Behaviour modification fails to teach inner discipline, instills wrong motives in our children’s hearts, and stunts the development of wise decision making and autonomy. For Christians, it presents a distorted view of God to our children and hinders their ability to obey from a place of love and devotion. For all these reasons and more, we cannot in good conscience use the behaviour modification model of punishment and rewards, threats and praise, negative attention and positive attention."
Behaviour Modification: Punishment. This entry has been a long time coming, but it's something that is often on my mind. Every day I hear the same parenting advice – punishment and rewards, threat...
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Parenting, natural living, life as a Jesus-follower, and more – all tied together through our journey towards a more intentional life.
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This is me, a 28-year-old WAHM, daughter of the King, wife to my childhood sweetheart and mother to our two little boys. Join us on our journey as we seek a more intentional life.