Effects of Punitive Parenting

Dara Stoltzfus reflects on how punitive parenting has affected her inner being in I was spanked and I’m NOT OK: Why and what I do.

And just for fun, the Honest Toddler explains why it is futile to force your toddler to apologize. I know that this is meant to be funny, but there is an underlying element of truth to this and something to consider.   Here is more of the Toddler’s Eye View on life.

Even More Fruits of Gentle Discipline

Dara Stoltzfus has another story which demonstrates the fruits of not spanking.  With this story she makes the point that we really need to decide if our goal in parenting is obedience or to raise a thoughtful, loving, healthy adult.  For more stories like this, see my Fruits of Gentle Parenting Tag.

Also, see my next post for more about the Goals of Parenting.

More Fruits of Gentle Discipline

Dara Stoltzfus shares more fruits of  gentle parenting.  This fruit says that You’re Not a Failure.

Also, consider her post about Being punished for venting.

Grace Is For Mothers, Too

The Hippie Housewife reminds us that grace is for mothers too in These Days Don’t Define You.


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