Trusting Enough To Let Go

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) continues her 52 Tool Cards series with Letting Go.

Is Your Parenting Based on Fear or Faith?

Carissa Robinson compares Fear-Based and Faith-Based Parenting.  Which one one do you think glorifies God?  Which one do you use?

For more help, check out this post by Pearl in Oyster (PIO) about how we can use our God-given hormones to help us parent better in Oxytocin and “Time In.”

More Gentle Parenting Tools

Dulce de Leche continues her Opening Up The Gentle Discipline Toolbox Series with Opening Up the GD Toolbox: Redirection and Mutual Solutions and Connection.

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) discusses why we should watch out for Pampering.

Simplify Your Life By Deciding What You Will Do

Pearl In Oyster (PIO) shows us what Deciding What You Will Do looks like as she continues her 52 Tool Cards Series.

Should Obedience Be The Goal of Parenting?

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.

Logical Consequences vs Punishment

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) takes a look at Logical Consequences vs Punishment as she continues her 52 Tool Cards Series.

Bonus post:  Sibling Rivalry? From the Mouth of Babes.  <3

10 Commandments for Parents and 52 Tool Cards

Dulce de Leche continues her 10 Commandments For Parents series with The 10 Commandments for Parents: Taking His Name in Vain.

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) continues her 52 Tool Cards series with 52 Tool Cards Double Feature: Focus on Solutions and Problem Solving.

While we’re on the subject of gentle parenting, here is a Post from Momma on a Mission: Journey to Gentle Discipline.

How Does God Respond To His Children When They Sin?

Carissa Robinson looks at how God Responds To His Children When They Sin.   Do we respond to our children the same way?

And to help us with that, Pearl in Oyster (PIO) explains how to use Natural Consequences in a gentle way as she continues her 52 Tool Card Series. This is a very important post as it is very easy to ruin the lesson with the wrong attitude.

Getting Children to Cooperate

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.

More 52 Tool Cards Posts

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) adds to her 52 Tool Card series with

52 Tool Cards: Winning Cooperation and

52 Tool Cards Double Feature: Connection Before Correction and Closet Listening.

A Look at Shaming and More

Emily of Peace On Dark Nights has a post at Our2crazyboys Where She Talks About Shaming.  I highly recommend that everyone read this and consider her words carefully.

While we’re discussing gentle parenting, take a look at Pearl In Oyster’s (PIO’s) post about Silent Signals, you might find it very useful.  This post is part of her series on 52 Tool  Cards.

 

 

Jobs for Young Children

Pearl  In Oyster (PIO) looks at what Jobs one can expect their young children to do around the house.

Gentle Parenting

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.

Gentle Discipline

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…

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) continues with her 52 Tool Cards series with  52 Tool Cards: Motivation and 52 Tool Cards: Follow Through.

When Does Spanking Become Abuse?

Spanking is very much in the news today, as is the question of when spanking becomes abuse.

Bene Diction Blogs On considers that question as he discusses the Viral Video of Hillary Adams and Its Unexpected Fallout.
After you read that post, check out the next one where he reminds us of the book, Parenting in the Name of God: No Greater Joy Ministries and the Bible

Blogger Morgan Guyton considers the same question in Spankings and Judge William Adams

And along the same lines, Jen of The Path Less Taken explains The Black and White of Spanking.

52 Tool Cards: Hugs

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) shares another great tool for your toolbox:  hugs.  She shares an example of how well MamaPsamist’s lovely story of Gertie Giraffe works.  <3

Positive Discipline

Kirk Martin of Calm Christian Parenting asks Is this really defiance? What do YOU think?  (Note:  the comments show that Kirk Martin does not condemn spanking which makes this post a good one to share with pro-spankers)

Along similar lines but for younger children, Pearl in Oyster (PIO) continues her 52 Tool Cards with Teach Children What to Do.

Understanding Our Little Ones

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.

Validate Emotions

Pearl in Oysters (PIO) posts about the importance of Validating Emotions as part of her 52 Tool Cards series.

Natural Consequences

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)

 

 

Showing Your Children That You Believe in Them

Pearl In Oyster (PIO) shares yet another tool from her 52 Tool Cards series, Show Faith or in other words, show them that you believe that they can do it.

Another similar tool is to break tasks into Small Steps.

Gentle Parenting In Action

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.

How to Avoid Frustration

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) shares some really helpful advice which is sure to help avoid frustration in your household.  This post is from her 52 Tool Cards series and is called, Eye to Eye.

She mentions a child’s brain development in her post which brings me to an excerpt from Samuel Martin’s newest book in which he shares why it does not make sense to punish young children for sins before they are even old enough to understand sinning.

 

Story Telling

Pearl in Oyster (PIO) shared about another handy tool for your toolbox, Story Telling.  This tool is good for calming children as well as setting them up for success.

Back Talk

As Pearl In Oyster (PIO) goes through her 52 Tool Cards she comes to Don’t Back Talk Back, in which she discusses how to respond to Back Talk.

Reflecting the Character of God

The Hippie Housewife discusses how we should reflect the character of God for our children.  She looks at how attachment parenting looks a lot like how God cares for us and warns us about 3 heresies which are cropping up in many Christian teachings.

Along the same lines, Pearl In Oyster (PIO) explains that we should imitate how God disciplines His children.  She uses her testimony of how God treated her when she was out of His will as an example.

 

 

Control Your Behavior

Pearl In Oyster (PIO) continues her 52 Tool Cards series with Control  Your  Behavior. This is something to keep in mind as I have also noticed that I tend to set the tone for the family.

Limited Choices and Leading by Example

Pearl In Oyster (PIO) continues her 52 Tool Cards series with Limited Choices.

While I’m on the subject of Gentle Parenting, I would like to mention this Post from The Hippie Housewife: Lead by Example.

Pondering Gentle Parenting

Greenegem from Dare to Disciple ponders hidden reasons for non-compliance in Kick a Man When He’s Down.

Meanwhile, Pearl in Oyster (PIO) looks at Comfort Corners in 52 Tool Cards: Positive Time-Out

Making It Happen vs Impatience

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.