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Independent Play: The Holy Grail?

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#BlogElul 2: Act

Today was a day of action, after a rocky start. Recently, my days have been starting with inaction. Stopping before they start. Staying in bed, head buried in my pillow, willing myself not to move. These days, nothing feels better … Continue reading

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The Choices We Make – Everyday Teen Edition

Originally posted on Visible Child:
The choices we make. Every day. Modeling graciousness. Prioritizing connection over control. Placing relationship before “teaching.” I thought I’d share an example from this morning. We had a four day weekend at our house–my daughter’s…

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Art & Science: Thoughts about RIE®

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Once upon a time, long long ago, in a land not so far away–in a time before banishment–I was a member of a very well known discussion group on facebook that focuses on parenting according…

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The Words We Use About Our Children: Valence

Originally posted on Visible Child:
I am a strong believer in words.  Words have power.  Immense power.  Words reveal.  They reveal our state of mind, the way that we feel about and regard another person.  Sometimes they say what we…

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Logical Consequences

Originally posted on Visible Child:
This week, I had the great privilege of speaking about Respectful Parenting and Discipline to a wonderful collection of people at University of Dayton and group of about 75 or so parents and educators in…

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On Independent Play and the Origins of “I’M BORED”

Originally posted on Visible Child:
This morning, I’m musing (I do that), mostly as a result of a juxtaposition between two posts on the respectful parenting group that I run on facebook.  One of the posts was a very simple…

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