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)
Libby Anne has a very interesting blog post about how being raised by the Pearls’ teachings affects her efforts to gently parent her daughter in Parenting Is Not A Contest.
For more examples of Gentle Parenting, check out Pearl in Oyster’s (PIO’s) play by play of one whole day day:
A Day in the Life, Part 1 – Morning Routine
A Day in the Life, Part 2 – getting out the door and running a few errands.
A Day in the Life, Part 3 – Library and Lunch
A Day in the Life, Part 4-The Rest of our Day
And allow Greenegem to show you what Guiding with a rod looks like.
Greenegem shared about how she had to go to the hospital and how her son was diagnosed with autism back in July in Life: Where the Rubber Meets the Road. Now, almost 3 weeks later, she processes about her 2nd hospital stay and how it affected her 2 young sons in Adhesive: Life part 2. In this post she also reflects more on her eldest son’s diagnosis of autism and how spanking would never have worked on him. She shares some very important ideas here because much damage can be done by well meaning parents who believe that a child’s will must be dominated.
The Hippie Housewife shares some great tips on Gentle Discipline for Toddlers. This is a must read for anyone who is looking for the nitty gritty on how to deal with toddlers and keep their sanity at the same time. 😉
Dulce de Leche explains how she came to chose Gentle Discipline 7 years ago and examines the fruits of her decision in 7 Year Harvest.
Little Green Blog has a thought provoking post about watching our Language for the 2nd Annual Carnival of Gentle Discipline hosted at Parenting Gently.
Pearl in Oyster (PIO) has a very thought provoking post about the difference between Making it Happen and Impatience. Note that this post contains some very helpful examples of gentle parenting.
pFamilyGal considers the question of whether it is right for Christians to condemn the Pearls’ teachings in Called to Judge.
Pearl In Oyster (PIO) responds to her critics in More Thoughts on Biblical Parenting where she discusses Divine Punishment vs. Grace, Spanking for Danger Situations and the Rod Verses.
Dulce de Leche shares about Tony Hillerman, an author who was raised with Gentle Discipline. This post should provide peace of mind for those who sometimes worry that raising their children with Gentle Discipline could lead to disaster.
Dulce de Leche has posted part 2 of her teaching on the Gentle Discipline Toolbox.
Claire at Dare to Disciple has a post about Dealing With Anger, or in other words, controlling our temper.
Dulce de Leche explains the learning curve of Gentle Discipline by comparing it to learning a 2nd language. Well done and very helpful.
Here is an excellent article from Crystal Lutton, of Arms of Love, on how to use Grace-Based Discipline on the older child.
So, if we should not spank our children, how then should we discipline them? We have started looking at gentle discipline.
Purple Kangaroo has a long post explaining her methods of Handling Hitting and Hurtful Words.
So, what about time outs? Are they a good tool? The Peaceful Housewife looks at that in To The Time Out Corner .
The Peaceful Housewife recommends that you take a look at this post from Adventures in Mommyhood called What Is Gentle Discipline Anyways? It is part testimony and part What Gentle Discipline is NOT. We will be watching for a follow up post of What Gentle Discipline IS in the near future.
I would also like to mention Dulce de Leche’s post about showing grace instead of punishments called, Wha’cha Gonna Do About It? in which she looks at the question of whether we should “let them get away with it.” She shares a very touching example in this post.
Carissa Robinson has posted some fundamentals of gentle parenting. Just think of it as Parenting 101.
(Note that I also updated the post below this one with one new link)
Carissa Robinson has noticed that her 2 year old son is Growing Up and starting to learn the lessons which she and her husband have been so gently and patiently teaching them. What an encouraging post!
Carissa Robinson (at To Parent As One Who Has Been Richly Forgiven) has posted The Story of John Law and John Grace which is an allegory which explains the difference between living under the law and living under grace. She then goes on to explain why Christians, who are living under grace, should also raise their children under Grace.