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Indefinite Sabbatical: Living Our Values – Specifically Force Free Parenting

Today, I’m writing to share that I’m entering an indefinite sabbatical to move more deeply into personal healing and conscious parenting. Eventually, I’ll be back in touch, but I’m not sure when or in what form. Creating space to heal and become more congruent in what I feel so passionate about in the first place […]

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Force Free Parenting Isn’t Easy – Update on the Writing of the Book

A couple of years ago I began writing a book, Force Free Parenting. My vision for the book was for it to be a comprehensive exploration, resource and collection of alternatives regarding the nature and use of force in adult child relationships. My vision remains. However, my life has changed since I started writing and […]

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Wired to Connect: Discipline Shouldn’t Hurt – Guest Post by Rebecca Eanes

Discipline is such an interesting topic, and we come to parenting with many ideas about what it means. Today, I invite you to enjoy the very first guest post I’ve ever shared on my blog from mom and author, Rebecca Eanes of, about why discipline that hurts isn’t helpful and what we can do […]

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An Update From Me to You – Information Overload, Force Free Parenting and Pulling Back When Needed

8 minutes. That’s the amount of time I have available right now to write you and I’ve been thinking deeply about what I want to share. First, thank you. Thank you so much for joining me in this journey of exploring presence, mindfulness and force free parenting. The past ten or so years since I […]

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