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Tantrums over spilt milk

Recently we took our three-year-old son to see his granny. He brought home a special drink from her fridge, clutching it even in his sleep on the journey home. 606 more words

Discipline vs. Punishment

I’ve read a lot of books about parenting. Some about how spanking is not a good form of punishment and others about how spanking should be used when a child is going to hurt themselves or others. 878 more words


I Need You to Need Me

Actions have consequences. In scientific terms, this is cause and effect. Effects aren’t evil. They don’t have intent. They just are. There are natural consequences to everything. 1,193 more words


Gardening with Kids, or Fun with Natural Consequences

When I hear parents utter the phrase “natural consequences,” I tend to roll my eyes. Sometimes it’s a mere mental eye-roll, but usually it’s not. I used to believe that my judgements were well-concealed with a stone-cold poker face; my husband has helped me realize that this was a delusion and my parents were right all along. 757 more words

Backyard Farming

We End up With What?

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it..

So what gives?

How is it that we teach, preach, talk prod and encourage our children and teens  to do the right thing. 653 more words

Black Boys