Home Educating Family Magazine has published an opinion piece about the Duggars and the teachings they follow (Gothard, S. M. Davis and Pearl) called, They Smile, but Do They Laugh?
The Hippie Housewife explains the Basics of Gentle Discipline, focusing on Teaching Skills which makes a great follow up to yesterday’s post on Teaching Babies. She offers skills to prepare babies and children for the future. As she explains:
These future-oriented solutions provide the child with skills that will be used throughout and beyond childhood. The focus is on developing the child’s own internal control rather than on managing behaviour through external control, thereby assisting the child in navigating life in a way that keeps their dignity intact.
She also links to some very helpful posts to provide background which I also recommend and have linked to in the past.
Note that this post is part of the 2012 Carnival of Gentle Discipline which you can find at the bottom of the post.
The Hippie Housewife reminds us of the important place we hold in our children’s lives in this beautiful and thought provoking poem. <3
And in a similar vein, Dulce de Leche discusses helping our children feel safe to express their sadness.
Aubry Grace posts an update of how her change to Gentle Parenting is going in Grace Parenting: 6 Months Later.
Dulce de Leche explains the importance of feelings in Opening Up the GD Toolbox: Big Emotions.
Pearl in Oyster (PIO) offers a 52 Tool Card Double Feature: Wheel of Choice and Anger Wheel of Choice. She also has some insight from Jeff VanVonderen about three Greek words for anger in the Bible.
MorningGloryGirl has a post at Dare To Disciple about Dealing With Children’s Big Feelings.
Pearl in Oysters (PIO) posts about the importance of Validating Emotions as part of her 52 Tool Cards series.
Dulce de Leche explains her stance on Fear, Boundaries and Pleasers in this insightful post.
Carissa Robinson has a sweet story about how she learned to look at non-compliance in another light.
Dulce de Leche is coached in gentle parenting by her 7 yr old in Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves.