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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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The Downside of Emotional and Physical Punishment – and the Upside of Alternatives

After many months of not writing consistently, I’m readying myself to utilize my voice more fully to grow positive parenting in my heart, home and the world. Today, I invite you to accept my humble invitation to participate in the third annual Peaceful Parenting No Spank Challenge, hosted by Amy Bryant of Parenting Beyond Punishment […]

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Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings Chapter 1

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings – Introduction and Chapter 1 Discussion

Five kids between the ages of two and fourteen (with various personalities, needs, interests and human intricacies), one mom (my age doesn’t matter much, but dealing with my baggage makes all of the difference and this is a process for sure). This is my current reality. The need for Dr. Laura Markham’s new book Peaceful […]

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The Sixty Second Shift - An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up and Shutting Down

The Sixty Second Shift – An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up or Shutting Down

How could it be possible to shift your parenting experience in as little as sixty seconds? Simply by accessing the ability to choose while utilizing your imagination, you can open the door for change in the moment and in your relationship with your child (or yourself). Preparation: Begin taking whole body pictures when things are […]

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