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  • 12 Reasons Why the RIE Craze Isn’t Crazy
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    Lately RIE (Resources For Infant Educarers, a parenting philosophy and nonprofit educational organization founded by Magda Gerber in 1978, and pronounced

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  • Why Respectful Parenting is like Weightlifting
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    It is hard, but extremely fulfilling.

    Respectful parenting takes work. It takes time and commitment, especially if you are coming from a background of dysfunctional parenting that has not worked for your family. It can be difficult letting go of your old techniques and stepping

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  • Motherhood’s Best Kept Secret: A Second Child
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    Things were going so well.  I had a new baby girl.  She was an easy baby, and I was doing so much better than I thought I would. I was doing things, going places, even exercising. People had told me that going from one to two children was hard, especially that first year, but I didn’t have

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  • What “Finding Nemo” Can Teach Us about Respectful Parenting
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    Spoiler alert: this article shares a lot of the dialog and plot points of the movie Finding Nemo.

    Yesterday I drove our little family to the coast and back, and during the drive my three-year-old son watched Finding Nemo twice. Adding this up with the many other occasions I’ve watched

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  • Learning to trust: Lessons from (not) pacifier weaning
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    Even for parents with no intention of introducing a pacifier (whether to give the child the chance to learn to self-soothe, or to allow for the best breastfeeding outcomes), the difficulty of Real Life often intervenes. 

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  • A letter to the love of my life…
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    Dear Husband,

    I get it, I really do.  Smoking is an addiction, and I understand that it can be hard to quit with all those chemicals in your system.  And I know you think I’m trying to control you by urging you to quit, by getting angry when you lie to me about buying cigarettes and by giving you

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  • Litter, axe murderers and a Sunday afternoon…
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    Today we joined in our village big tidy up. A group of us met armed with pickers, bags, gloves and tabards and divided up the village between us. My husband and I did this with our two children aged 1 and 3. It got me thinking

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