Content Tagged "bartlebyConnection"

  • Why Connection Isn’t a Reward for Rude Behavior
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    At a time when many parents would sit a child in time out or send them to their room or punish them in some way – I included mine. I did not reward him as some may see it. I reconnected with him and I helped him. I invited him. I gave him quiet acceptance. Instead of replying that, yes, I needed space from him I said just the opposite - “I would love for you to join us. It is so peaceful up there. Let’s go.” And we did. And his mood changed, he relaxed and recovered and talked with us.
  • Surprising Solutions to Sibling Rivalry: Revisiting the Night Time Routine
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    I have good kids, generally speaking. But as my youngest nears her third birthday, I have been noticing an, ehemmm, increase in sibling conflict. So we’ve started doing two new things to help our kids feel more connected and accepted. We added a boisterous game called “You’re Mine!” and

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  • Someone Else
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    We’re the parents.

    We’re all they’ve got.

     And the world can be a cruel place.

    So why make fun of them?  Why shame them?  Someone else will do it.

    Why criticize them or judge them?  Someone else will do it.

    Don’t want to hug them after they do something wrong?  Someone else will do it.

    Don’t

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