Elf on the shelf ideas: I'm watching YOU, Elf on the shelf. Happy Advent y'all! It's a respectful parenting/ unconditional parenting post from me today about Elf on the shelf ideas, after a quick travel catch-up. We are currently in the bustling city of Bangkok and loving it. Due to Mount . . .
Respectful parenting: Back to Love. Respectful parenting: Parenting in a world that has redefined Love Hey, all you lovely people. I just wanted to start by saying, "thank you." Thank you for reading my posts, thank you for letting me know that some of you have felt inspired to think in new ways . . .
What is unschooling? Good morrow friends! I've written a few posts about respectful parenting now, and it's been lovely seeing so many people interested and asking questions about the way we do things in our family. I thought I would do a thorough post about where our parenting philosophy . . .
How to deal with temper tantrums: A guide How to deal with temper tantrums using respectful communication Inspired by a thread that came up in a travelling parents forum the other day about how to deal with temper tantrums, I thought I’d address how we deal with the kids' big emotions when we are . . .
When do kids start reading? Our wonderful experience with 'unschooling reading'. Unschooling reading: Our story When do kids start reading? That depends. Our close friends and family know that we’re massive hippies and that our kids don’t go to school, and that we follow a philosophy called . . .
25 ways to use love languages to show love to your kids In my previous post about love languages I spoke about how helpful Patrick and I have found it to learn about love languages and use them to demonstrate care for each other. It is also a fantastic way to connect with your children; identifying . . .
Respectful parenting: Compliance vs. obedience Ok, I confess. A bit of a clickbait title. Seriously though, I just published a post about the difference between rules and principles and I'm on a respectful parenting / child development roll so I'm gonna just crack right on with the obedience vs. . . .
Why principles are better than rules Hey, y'all. Today I'm going to write about one of my favourite subjects: child development. Specifically, how to raise 'reasonable' children. Writing that sentence feels a bit wrong to me, as often we have been conditioned to think that 'raising' children . . .
What are Love Languages?(Identifying your Love Language) It has been said that having a baby is like buying a blender without the instruction manual or the lid, and occasionally you feel like taking it back to the store (cue slightly manic laugh). Caring for babies and figuring out their . . .