Month: September 2010

Setting Limits about Food

This morning my daughter had a tantrum because I didn’t give her as much maple syrup as she wanted. She declared she wasn’t eating breakfast and threw herself into some angry crying. I quieted my mind that wanted to argue with her and say, “You asked for pancakes all morning and you have plenty of

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Setting Limits after a Playdate

It was one of those necessary limits that we parents set every day and I liked the process as it didn’t build up tension in him or in myself, instead, it diffused it. I didn’t resort to threats or bribes, and I didn’t raise my voice. It made us close and playful.

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