It felt like an MFA in parenting! I think he really got the message that I love him and accepted his feelings and would not punish him for sharing them. Which now I realize I WAS doing in the past even though I had NO IDEA I was doing that!
We have raised my 6-year old daughter with Parenting by Connection ideas. One of my daughter’s friends sucks his thumb often. Suddenly, she began experimenting with sucking her thumb—she had never used her thumb as an infant. So for a … Continue reading
First I would like to thank for your support. I am so glad that I could attend the Tantrum Training seminar. I have a 2.5 year old son and a 16 month old daughter. As my daughter started walking recently, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
She started to cry on and off, and I tried to remember if anything had happened that might have upset her.
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.
I’ve been working with Cynthia on learning how to build a solid foundation through working with my daughter rather than trying to control her.
It is reallly obvious that he is choosing to offload to us because he feels safe and secure after an interactive, smiley, responsive play time with us.
She has a strong mama “preference” and almost never chooses to be with me rather than with her mother.
Apparently, a few of the “older” kids are being very aggressive towards the younger children, hitting them and pushing them around.