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I had this ideal in my head of myself as a mother and how my children would respond to me. When they didn’t do what I told them to with good attitudes and in good time, I didn’t know what to do.

What's Wrong With Controlling Our Children? - The Better Mom

thebettermom.com

Do you have to ask your child numerous times to do something? Learn how to use two powerful parenting tools to help get the outcome you want.

My Life and Kids

mylifeandkids.com

A lot of classroom management, community building resources! Tattling video, books, free printables and more!

Behavior Plan - Mrs. Warner's 4th Grade Classroom

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The Curriculum of Play: by John Taylor Gatto

Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Play by John Taylor Gatto

lifelearningmagazine.com

"What I’ve lost is my own sense of being needed and loved beyond reason by three breathtaking, energetic, embryonic beings. Motherhood inextricably weaves growth and loss together from the moment of physical separation at birth to every milestone passed. Some part of me must have known that each move toward independence — from zipping a jacket to hanging out at the mall to driving a car — meant not only that my sons were more capable, but also that I was less necessary."

After the Children Have Grown

nytimes.com

Why We Aren't The Parents We Know We Could Be. I'm trying to create circumstances for better parenting, and to pat myself on the back when I pull it off. Of course, there are all sorts of reasons why "knowing better" doesn't always translate into "doing better" as a parent!

Why We Aren't The Parents We Know We Could Be

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How to Be Your Child's Soul Teacher Series with Courtney Pinkerton "Remember the most important work you do as a parent is to become the most whole version of yourself you can be & to model holding your weaknesses with compassion as well as life-long growth." An excerpt from my Be Your Child's Soul Teacher class tonight.

Live Events | Bird in Hand

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A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go f-ing ape shit.

How parenting styles can lead to childhood obesity

{Love Languages: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, Physical Touch} *Are you missing an opportunity to truly connect with your little one?

Daily Celebrations ~ Christina Baldwin, Sanctifying Action ~ November 3 ~ Ideas to motivate, educate, and inspire "Ritual is the act of sanctifying action-- even ordinary actions--so that it has meaning: I can light a candle because I need the light or because the candle represents the light I need." ~ Christina Baldwin

The perfect answer for when your child asks about being pretty. LOVE this (from Momastery)

5 signs kids are struggling with entitlement