Grace For My Sheep considers how much more important it is to meet the needs of her child than to worry about the “parent-judgers” in Not a “Good Baby,” Not a “Pharisee Momma.”
There is a brand new blog called, Grace For My Sheep. Her latest post looks at a human’s inherent need for Jesus and how that relates to gentle parenting. Lovely! We can encourage her by liking her Facebook page.
Rebecca Diamond considered one kind of Child Training but ended up embracing Child Training of quite a different sort.
Carissa Robinson has started a new series called, Paideia, in which she looks “at the true meaning of discipline, and how it has been warped by both Christian and secular philosophies and misconceptions about childhood.”
She opens with a look at a toddler”s defiance, (or is it defiance?) in Paideia Part 1
I have heard a few requests for more info on what to do when Gentle Discipline does not seem to be working. I hope this is helpful.
Molly shares a beautiful story about the fruit her gently parented 3 yr old is already displaying in A Soft Answer…
JaniceM explains her Choices in disciplining her toddler on our2crazyboys.
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.
Dulce de Leche looks at what the Bible really says about parenting. Note that this post is part of the 2012 Carnival of Gentle Discipline which you can find at the bottom of the post.
Molly, from Adventures in Discipline, takes a closer look at Obedience.
Molly contemplates what Gentle Discipline means to her in Beyond The Ideas.
The Hippie Housewife asks if our goal for our children should be Obedience or something else.
On a similar note, Created To Be His muses on the idea that Sons of Hell Can Be Rather Impressive.
Meanwhile, Pearl in Oyster (PIO) continues her 52 Tool Cards series with 52 Tool Cards Double Feature: Act Without Words and One Word.
How should we treat our children when they disobey us? Cultured Mama explores this question as she asks Does God Withdraw His Love from Sinners?
Pearl in Oyster (PIO) continues her 52 Tool Cards series with a very helpful post about eliciting cooperation by observing aloud and playful parenting.
Meanwhile, Dulce de Leche explains how we should Use Our Words carefully in order to make sure that our young children understand what we want from them.
I have had so much to share lately that my Gentle Parenting posts have been building up. Here are some great posts to help you fill your Gentle Discipline Toolbox as well as encourage you in your Gentle Parenting.
Claire continues her Myth Busting at Dare To Disciple with Myth Busting 8: Breaking a lamb’s leg.
Dulce de Leche explains about Opening Up the GD Toolbox: Stories.
Carissa Robinson shares about Parenting Through Changes.
Pearl in Oyster continues her series 52 Tool Cards Double Feature: Empower your Kids and Encouragement.
Cultured Mama explains How to Raise a Human, Radically.
Sally Clarkson shares Her philosophy of parenting: Pondering Christ.
I have had so much to share lately that my Gentle Parenting links have been piling up.
Carissa Robinson describes Genuine Obedience.
Dulce De Leche explains about Gentle Parenting, that It’s a Lifestyle, Not an Event.
Claire continues her Myth Busting series with Myth Busting 6: “I could see it in her eyes”.
Greengem reminds us to keep Playful Parenting in our toolbox in My other car is a pterodactyl…
MamaPsalmist discusses a post from Positive Parenting which explains why Nonpunitive Discipline ≠ Lazy Parenting in Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond: Nonpunitive Discipline ≠ Lazy Parenting.
On a similar note, Elizabeth (from Virginia Is For Mothers) shares some very helpful insight about giving grace and understanding to Child Size Problems.
And Pearl In Oyster (PIO) shares about validating and working through a three year old’s nighttime fears in Dealing with Tears & Fears at Bedtime.
Little Hearts Gentle Parenting Resources posts about Jesus, The Gentle Parent and how we can learn from Him and His example.
MorningGloryGirl has a post at Dare To Disciple about Dealing With Children’s Big Feelings.
Dulce de Leche looks at the punitive mindset and how it affects our relationships with our children in It’s Not Just About Spanking.
Carissa Robinson discusses Natural Consequences and gives 2 examples to help us along in our journey to gentle parenting.
And don’t miss this very important explanation of how being upset causes us to access the flight or fight part of our brains in 52 Tool Cards: Understand the Brain on Pearl in Oyster (PIO)