Exercises for Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Ten Ways We Misunderstand Children by Jan Hunt
I don't know what to replace traditional parenting methods with
Unschooling as a life philosophy
Unschooling and Parenting
Taking care of our own needs
Always say yes. Or some form of yes.
You are nuts!
Techniques for change
Respecting children's choices
No more spanking
I am trying so hard not to yell
I'm doing the best I can. I'm not perfect.
I want her to treat others with respect
I think there needs to be controls on junk food
Good table manners
What do you mean no bedtimes?
How will they learn self discipline?
I don't endorse violence so how can I let them playact violence?
Passing on nonviolent values
There are just things we have to do in life
With freedom comes responsibility
Life can't be all fun and games
What if they want to quit something?
I don't get how it's not okay for him to act responsibly
Setting limits and saying no
Kids need to respect adults
I do respect my kids!
He doesn't care about my feelings
How can there be no punishments for wrong behavior?
What about rewards for good behavior?
We let him choose consequences he feels are appropriate
So you use natural consequences when they do something wrong?
I won't put up with grumpiness after a child stays up all night
Temper and destructive behavior
I live here too
How can I get him to behave?
I try talking to him but he won't listen
He is rude, defiant, mean and destructive
Some adult tasks really are more important
Sometimes spanking is the only thing he'll listen to
Thoughts on disciplining children from 6 world religions
How can I get them to do their chores?
Should mom have to do everything?
They only have 2 chores but can't even do that
How can I get them to clean up after themselves?
How can I get them to clean their rooms?
But her room is a safety hazard
I need her help
Will they ever voluntarily help out?
Getting them to understand why they should pick up
Doesn't allowance tied to chores teach kids the value of work?
What about a family meeting to discuss helping?
I feel disrespected when she doesn't take care of the nice things I've given her
The kids live here too. They have a responsibility to help with the chores.
I won't live in filth and I won't clean up after them
They refuse to help