Things were prickly from the get-go that morning. My older daughter, then nine years old, sat on the couch, acting groggy and still waking up. Two feet away, her three-year-old sister was on the floor playing with a pile of … Continue reading
By Rachel Scholfield Like it or not, part of everyday life as a parent is Setting Limits with our child. We naturally want to keep our kids safe, help them build respectful relationships and learn to take care of themselves. … Continue reading
Georgiana Bucătariu, Brîndușa Milășan, Gina Năstasă și Irina Nichifiriuc Instructori Hand in Hand Parenting în România discută despre efectele negative ale bătăii asupra copiilor și alternativele pe care părinții le au pentru a pune limite. Acest teleseminar gratuit dorește să … Continue reading
Nos parents, pour la plupart d’entre eux, ne nous ont pas écoutés tandis que nous exprimions nos sentiments de façon passionnée. Ceci n’a jamais été modélisé pour eux. Nous, à notre tour, ne savons pas toujours quoi dire. Il se … Continue reading
Finding ways to be a peaceful parent is much simpler than we make it out to be.
Recently, I took my younger daughter to her preschool after a vacation break of 10 days. This transition back to our usual rhythm, and her emotional response to it, reminded me of the many times over the years that both … Continue reading
În multe dintre culturile occidentale există o istorie lungă privind permisiunea de a bate copiii. Mulți dintre părinții noștri foloseau această metodă de disciplinare. Cei mai mulți dintre noi credem că părinții noștri au făcut ce au putut ei mai bine ca să ne iubească. Când vine vorba despre a ne bate sau nu copiii, problema este destul de confuză – dacă noi am devenit adulți integri deși părinții noștri ne-au bătut, oare n-o fi bătaia o metodă acceptabilă, ba chiar dezirabilă de a disciplina copiii?
As parents, we do so much to support our children in their happiness. We make sure to get just the right balance of peanut butter and jelly on their sandwich, stock their favorite cereal, keep their comfiest pairs of socks … Continue reading
Often, our children find reason to be beside themselves with upset. These are rough times for them, and trying times for us as parents, too. We are taught to hush, shush, distract, rock, jiggle, joke, or, when we hit that low … Continue reading
Of course we parents worry that if we show warmth and even humour when a child is acting aggressively, he won’t learn to govern his behaviour. This concern is rooted in the idea that the child who lashes out is choosing to do so. In fact, the child who hits out feels trapped an emotional corner, and is in what Patty Wipfler calls an “emotional emergency.”