On consequences and rewards…

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Some interesting reading for today… The Consequences of “Consequences” by Teresa Pitman It’s the first day of the summer camp where my daughter Lisa works as a counselor, and she listens while the head counselor sits all the kids down, lists the “forbidden” behaviours, and outlines the consequences that will follow when rules are broken… […]

Study: Spanking Kids Leads to More Aggressive Behavior

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Study: Spanking Kids Leads to More Aggressive Behavior Now researchers at Tulane University provide the strongest evidence yet against the use of spanking: of the nearly 2,500 youngsters in the study, those who were spanked more frequently at age 3 were more likely to be aggressive by age 5. The research supports earlier work on […]

Great Sesame Street resources on two separate subjects – military deployment & grief

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The Sesame Street resources for toddlers and preschoolers on military families (Deployments, Homecomings, Changes) come highly recommended. The Sesame Street video and parent/caregiver materials are also available for download here: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes Sesame Street has a new project called When Families Grieve.  Here’s the PBS Parents page for this. You can also see the […]

Living happily ever after

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What would have helped you to prepare you for the realities of parenthood? Living happily ever after by Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC, LLLL In many ways, pregnancy is like a fairy tale. It is very common for pregnant women to believe that they need to prepare only for the actual birth of their babies, and […]

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day attachmentparenting.org Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. In late 2007, the United Nations decreed that April 2, 2008 would be the first World Autism Awareness Day to coincide with National Autism Awareness Month, which is recognized every April. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

A lovely article by LC Jan Ellen Brown…

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Musings on Motherhood: A soon-to-be empty nester looks back on the tiring but terrific toddler days. www.littleonesmagazine.com 289 days. That’s the countdown to when I will be an “empty nester,” that trite reference to a mother who finds herself without children living at home…

Away We Go With Parenting!

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Away We Go With Parenting! | Attachment Parenting International Blog attachmentparenting.org Parenting can bring out some pretty big emotions. Nothing kicks off a debate between adults quicker than the implication that YOUR/THEIR parenting philosophies might be half-baked…or wrong…or questionably legal…or safe…

Boys and Girls Are Different. Really.

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Interesting… The Common Room: Boys and Girls Are Different. Really. heartkeepercommonroom.blogspot.com I’m not familiar with either of the researchers discussed here, but as the mom of a boy and two girls I have seen that boys and girls certainly seem to be “wired differently.” When I posted this on Facebook, a couple of comments noted […]

Nurturing, It’s A Natural

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Nurturing, It’s A Natural by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D. www.playfulparenting.com Babies don’t say much, but they are thinking and observing and taking things in all the time. I think that if they could talk, these are a few of the things they would say: “Talk to me. I don’t understand the words, but I can […]

What mothers do…

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Who has read this book? What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing astore.amazon.com Instead of preaching what mothers ought to do, psychotherapist Naomi Stadlen explains what mothers already do in the course of any exhausting day’s work. Drawing from countless conversations with hundreds …

What is attachment parenting?

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What is attachment parenting? www.phdinparenting.com I decided to get back to basics with my post today. I’ve faced a lot of misunderstanding recently about what Attachment Parenting is, so I wanted to clarify…

Staying Patient

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Staying Patient | Attachment Parenting International Blog attachmentparenting.org Let’s be honest: toddlers and young preschoolers can wear on even the most patient person’s nerves. From the constant questions…

Touch Hunger

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Touch Hunger www.bflrc.com Some babies have very high “touch hunger.” Ashley Montagu describes the first 9-12 months postbirth as the time of “external gestation.” I’ve experienced a child with a very high need for touch – who literally cannot or do not sleep unless they are touching another human body. …