A common question I get asked is abouthow to get kids to stop sucking their thumbs.Especially as they grow olderit becomes a concern to parents. Many kids try and stop, but it’s hardbecause it’s a significant source of comfort for them. As one kid said:“It feels good when I do it andI don’t feel good if
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“And I try to laugh At whatever life brings Cause when I look down I just miss all the good stuff When I look up I just trip over things” -Ani Difranco – As is I love Ani Difranco. I took my daughter to see her when she was like 10 years old I think.
I turned FIFTY years old 3 days ago on Dec 27, 2018. When I held the birthday card from my wife and daughter in my hand, the big “50” jumped out at me. I remembered being 19 or 20 and picking up a 50th b-day card and thinking that was so old. I couldn’t imagine
My 21 year old daughter is watching Bob’s burgers on TV. It’s an adult animated show. One of the characters was pretending to be sick so they could school. She paused the show and turned to me to say: “Dad, I’m glad you never forced me to go to school.” I said, “Me too kiddo.”
I want to be free with my emotions. I want to accept how I feel as natural and beautiful. I don’t want to force my emotions to fit inside some little box. A external matrix of what seems right and appropriate to society. I don’t know where my feelings are supposed to lead. If I
No Biting Please The other day a friend of mine and I were playing with a lovely and energetic 2 year old. At one point he was climbing all over my friend and having a great time. Suddenly he bit the guy right on the chest… Ouch! My friend said “no biting please” in a
A Response to the statement “I was spanked and I turned out fine.” In Conscious Parenting we are generally aiming for more than fine. As an adult I am also fine, in fact I’m awesome! And I’m deeply wounded inside. I have anger and intimacy issues. I have belonging and self-esteem issues. These issues keep me
Discipline and Punishment are Opposites Discipline Inspires someone to care about others. This care is where natural good behaviour arises from. Punishment makes a person afraid of pain. This feeling inspires a person to think of how to avoid pain for themselves, it does not teach them to think of others.
A common question I get asked is about how to get kids to stop sucking their thumbs. Especially as they grow older it becomes a concern to parents. Many kids try and stop, but it’s hard because it’s a significant source of comfort for them. As one kid said: “It feels good when I do it