Dara Stoltzfus asks those who were spanked if they are really okay. Her questions are sure food for thought.
She also looks at how children develop trust that God hears us. The answer might surprise you.
Little Hearts Gentle Parenting Resources posts about Jesus, The Gentle Parent and how we can learn from Him and His example.
I was not aware that there is a site devoted to Shedding Light On The Teachings of IBLP and ATI (Bill Gothard’s Teachings.) These sites are popping up faster than I can keep track of them, Praise the Lord. I don’t have enough categories for all these abusive teachings, just tags, so I’m happy to have these more organized sites to which to send people and which should pop up on search engines.
Along similar lines, Libby Anne looks at the promises made by No Greater Joy and Vision Forum and analyzes her Patriarchal parents’ inability to trust God with their children, realizing that it all boils down to A Trust Problem.
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.
Nighttime parenting is very challenging. We have a very physical need for sleep. It is important to remember that our children have a very real need for comfort and that parenting is a 24 hour a day job. Denying children Comfort in the night can have lasting repercussions as these memories from Discipleship Mothering demonstrate.