Positive Safety Training

The Virginia Is For Mothers blog has a nice post about Positive Safety Training.  Apparently she is also teaching her young one to cook.  She compares and contrasts her method of safety training with Pearl’s method.

The Petite Chef Demonstrates Gentle Parenting

Dulce de Leche has been sharing about her 7 year old’s cooking skills.  Today’s blog post is not to be missed.  The sweet child has obviously been learning more than cooking by watching her mother.  <3

Control

The Peaceful Housewife doesn’t like to be controlled. Do you? Most people don’t.  😉 It shouldn’t come as any surprise that our children don’t like it much either.

Meanwhile, Dulce de Leche explains a bit of what not controlling your budding chef looks like.

Sharing Life With Your Children

GreenGem has an interesting post about her Wonderful Life. In this post she explains why she allows her young sons to jump on the couch and run around the house. She also explains how she does housework with her sons, including cooking and cleaning. Children learn a lot from such activities. I wish I had had the patience to allow my young sons to help me with the housework more often when they were young.  This post also contains a very important message about control.  Just in case someone should read my words without reading hers, I want to share this Gem:

Controlled kids become easily controlled adults, not self controlled adults.