Are you tired of forcing your kids, tired of struggling with your children, tired of feeling like parenting is less than you want it to be or simply tired of feeling angry and distant from your children at times?
Do you question the need to force children to bring about appropriate behavior in the short or long term?
Have you decided, “I can’t do this anymore. My relationship with my child is too important.”
Since 2001 I have been exploring in great depth the idea of loving guidance. I have been asking and answering some very difficult questions, some I imagine you are also asking yourself. Questions such as…
How exactly am I supposed to love my child when he is doing that thing I dislike? Is forcing children necessary? If it’s not, is there really another way that is practical and effective? How much harm really comes from controlling children and what can I do instead? How can I put all of the practical parenting skills I have into actual practice when I feel frustration, anger or rage? How can I reduce the amount of anger I experience toward my child? How can I make the most of each moment with my child even when it feels ultra challenging?
Force Free Parenting explores these questions and you can begin reading today. If you’ve been on this list for any length of time you’ve probably heard that I’m working on a book. It’s actually turned into several books and Force Free Parenting is the first to be written on a blog, one post at a time.
Whether you’re new here, or you’ve been a long time reader, I’d love for you to join me if you’re interested. It is my intention to finish the book before my oldest graduates (2019) with a long term plan to allow the book to be read on the blog, in electronic media form and in a print book you can actually hold in your hands.
As you know, I’m walking this parenting path right along with you. Force Free Parenting is the culmination of what I am learning as a mother of five committed to cultivating force free, trust full relationships. Read more about the book and sign up to receive email updates each time a new section is written here.
Are you struggling as a parent? If so, I’d like to share something with you: a story and some hope.