Can a Parent be a Friend?

Dulce de Leche considers the common idea that a parent should not be a friend to their children in BFFs.

She also has a new post with more info about your Personal Toolbox which you really should check out.

Filling Your Gentle Discipline Toolbox

Pearl In Oyster, of An Apprenticeship in the Art of Gentle Discipline, has just started sharing 52 Tool Cards starting with Week 1: 3 Rs of Recovery. You’re going to want to follow her blog in order to read each episode of this series.

Gentle Parenting Tools

Dulce de Leche is coached in gentle parenting by her 7 yr old in Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves.

Gentle Parenting of Teens

Lucy tells us how she gently parents her teenager at Dare to Disciple.

Along similar lines, Virginia Is For Mothers has written a post about using Calm Words with our children rather than yelling and/or scolding.  This is a good reminder for all of us.

Meanwhile, Under Much Grace continues with her series analyzing the Schatz Tragedy.  It occurs to me that this series should probably be read by the Schatzes defense attorneys.

A Few Tools That Have Worked

To help us expand our Gentle Discipline Toolbox, Carissa Robinson shares A Few Tools Which Have Worked For Her Sweet Little Guy.

The Hows of Gentle Discipline

The Hippie Housewife explains The Hows of Gentle Discipline in a very helpful post.  This post is invaluable for anyone who wishes to give up spanking and needs help figuring out what to do instead.

Good Parenting Resources

Dulce de Leche shares how she rejected the teachings of Ezzo and Pearl and what she replaced them with in Christian Parenting Books: How Our Bookshelf Grew.

She then shares her Christian Parenting Books Recommendations which is a very good resource.

And here are her Discipline Books Recommendations.

Back in April she shared another very good resource, what is in her Gentle Discipline Tool Box.  This is a must read for anyone who has an interest in gentle discipline.

Also, here is Pearl In Oyster’s list of Recommended Parenting Books.

Grace Is For Mamas, too

Dulce has done a post at Authentic Parenting Blog called, Gently Disciplining Ourselves – Part I.  In this post she explains how to be the kind of parent you were planing to be when you were a child.

Here is Part 2.

Here is Part 3.

Tools for the empty toolbox

GreenGem has posted part 3 of her journey towards grace wherein she shares where she found the tools to replace spanking.