Content Tagged "bartlebyparenting"

  • The Post-election Parenting Conversation
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    Like many children – my children woke wanting to know who had won. When I told them their eyes widened and their mouths dropped and the first question was the one I wasn’t sure how I would answer. I had shielded them from as much of this election as I could, but even a child can tell that

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • RIE in everyday life
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    A quick story of the importance of modeling respect and why I’m proud to be an RIE mama. This morning on our way to the airport, I fussed at S when I realized she wasn’t in her car seat. It turned out it wasn’t her fault. My mom put her in the car, didn’t know how to buckle

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