Was It Always So Easy?

2020-08-21T10:12:04-04:00November 11th, 2013|

For those who struggle to be gentle and help their young children through emotionally trying times, but don't seem to be seeing the results, I just have this to say: It's not easy, but it is completely worth it.

Becoming a Gentle Parent

2020-08-21T10:25:02-04:00August 29th, 2013|

For many of us, we grew up with physical punishment, yelling, shaming, even full-on abuse. We so desperately want to change that cycle, but how? It can be unbelievably difficult to do. One mom asked if I could do a post on ways to change and work towards being the gentle parent we want to be. So here we are.

Yelling (Part I)

2020-08-21T10:47:09-04:00April 3rd, 2013|

Those of us that have had to admit to yelling at our kids will typically come up with one of many reasons why we did it. We may not like that we did it, but we did and we have a reason.

Apology Not Accepted

2020-08-21T14:02:17-04:00September 27th, 2012|

We should be cognizant of how our actions affect our children. And just because they are sometimes too young or too emotional to tell us exactly how they feel doesn’t mean they don’t feel as awful as my daughter did that day.