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20 February 2015 @ 09:04 am
Confessional 2015  
Tell me a secret! Tell me a not-secret! Whisper sweet somethings in my comment box. Express your maddest crush or deepest curiosity! Expound upon the fabulousness of your friends or lovers or would-be friends or lovers! Or people you know or want to know. Do it anonymously or with your name attached; anonymous commenting is on and IP logging is off.

You know you want to!

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I'm feeling: curiouscurious
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on February 25th, 2015 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: I know I'm not a bad parent, but...
(original poster again)
That is SO true, about needing to demonstrate the full range of emotions. Thanks. That helps, too.

I would love to have other suggestions on what besides redirect works, particularly for pre-schoolers. And perhaps can be done out of this forum, if we could get out of the anon loop.
(Anonymous) on February 27th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Re: I know I'm not a bad parent, but...
I don't think I can explain anything better than the experts do. Here are my favorites:

http://www.ahaparenting.com/
http://www.handinhandparenting.org/
http://www.janetlansbury.com/

I use a blend of all 3 of these based on what works for me and my family.

One big thing I have discovered about gentle parenting that has made a big difference: Being a gentle parent does not mean I don't hold a firm boundary, even if doing so leads to extreme emotions in child, just that I hold that boundary compassionately.