What are Boundaries?

Boundaries can feel so confusing for parents who are working to parent consciously. Like many parents here, maybe you want to give your child some freedom to discover her own needs and preferences. Perhaps you want your child to grow into an adult who knows what he wants in the world. You’re trying not to slather punishments and consequences all

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An Alternative View of Tantrums and Emotional Upsets

I’ve been working on the part of my book about nurturing relationships. Honestly, I found myself feeling kind of stumped. I’ve found that life circumstances sometimes create irony and laugh in the face of a writer trying to explore a particular topic. I’ve been blessed with a feeling of doubt- that I have no idea what I’m actually trying to say.

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Handling a Messy Room with RESPECT for your Growing Child

I’m on a bunch of parenting groups on Facebook and am really floored by the responses to questions that have been posed. I read about a 16 year-old who wouldn’t go to school and the commenters were just awful toward the boy. I wrote about that situation in my newsletter Saturday morning talking about how else parents could look at

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