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  • Parents’ Needs MATTER!—The Art of Self-Care and Respectful Parenting
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    Your baby takes SO long to fall asleep every night and isn’t napping. You’re so tired, but you don’t want her to cry!

    It seems like your toddler ALWAYS wants to be held! You can’t even get a minute to use the bathroom.

    Your two-year-old has never been a “good sleeper” and you

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  • A Late Start to Respectful Parenting
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    Sometimes (often!) we discover new parenting strategies that resonate with us. Especially when we start respectful parenting later in our children’s lives, it’s easy to wonder if we’ve caused any issues or habits by doing things the old way. In the Facebook group <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/430048730397133/

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  • Preventing Power Struggles with Choices and Effective Limits
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    Have you ever tried to follow the experts’ recommendations to give your child choices, but it turned into a huge meltdown? Or tried to set a limit by giving two options, only to have your child insist on a third option?

    I recently had a conversation with a friend about her daughter, nearly three

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  • Problems With RIE — Debunked
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    I have written this post in response to a recent article by Tracy Cassels of the site Evolutionary Parenting. Tracy asked for clarification or corrections where necessary and I felt strongly compelled to respond point by point

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  • Respectful Sleep Learning Part II: My Story
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    Before you read about my experience with the polarizing language commonly used in regard to sleep training and my conditioned fear of infant crying, please take a minute to read Part I of this series, The Real Danger of “CIO”.

    Based on all the “evidence” against

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  • Why Are People So Rude To Children? (Guest Post)
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    Today I am sharing a guest post from my friend Jeannie who blogs over at The Magic Nutshell. Jeannie is a creative writer, mother, and self-named “professional social justice sidekick”. Thanks for sharing, Jeannie!

    My two-year-old daughter is the only juvenile human on my mother’s

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