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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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  • Waiting on Readiness: Sports and Other Things Preschoolers Don’t Need
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    I was an athlete in high school and college. A competitive and aggressive one. You could say that I liked to win, but that wouldn’t really be accurate. I loved to win.

    Having children has mellowed me some, but I know that competitive drive is still inside me because

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  • It’s Okay, He Can Buy a New Shirt
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    It was hysterical watching my daughter’s three-year-old friend, Billy, waiting for his ice cream. He was literally drooling over the sugary sweet taste that would soon reach his tongue.  His father handed him a spoon.  “Be careful not to spill on your new blue shirt.”

    Billy immediately dove

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  • Respectful Elimination Communication and Potty Learning
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    Elimination Communication (EC) refers to the practice of tuning in to your child’s communications about their elimination needs. It is based on the premise (surprising, in our culture) that even newborn babies have a natural desire for cleanliness and an inborn ability to recognize their own

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