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Weekend Challenge: Saying Yes to Love

Weekend Challenge: Saying Yes to Love

Everyone wants to feel loved. Everyone NEEDS to feel loved.

For many parents the connection between “good” behavior and showing love to a child is a very powerful one. Sometimes parents feel they must withhold love if a child is acting “badly”.

This conditioned thought may stem from our own childhood where we felt approved and loved when we were “good” or “deserving” of love.

Children however often need to feel loved, connected and welcomed when they seem to least deserve it.  In that very moment when they act out, pout, yell, bang the door, kick, cry….right then, that is when they really need you to say yes to love.  When we choose to say yes to love we are nurturing and cultivating connection.

Will you try it? Will you try saying YES to love, even when it seems like it’s not the “right” time? 

Peace & Be Well.


Weekend Challenge: What do you need?

Weekend Challenge: What do you need?

What do you need?  When asked with kind intent this powerful question demonstrates empathy, care and a desire to understand and connect. Ask yourself what YOU need for yourself: when you care for your needs you can meet the needs of others with an open heart and centered mind. Ask your children what THEY need.…Continue Reading

The Annoyance List: Create A Positive Parenting Solution in 10 Steps.

Jackets tossed on the floor, standing up during meals, toys always getting lost..Three things my kids were doing that I wish would change. I wanted the change but I did not want nagging, power struggles, rewards or punishments. Then, I came across a tool for financial makeovers and I wondered if I could re-apply the…Continue Reading

This One Life Together

Welcome to the July Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Philosophy This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared their parenting practices and how they fit in with their parenting purpose. Please read to the end to…Continue Reading

Rewind, Recharge, Refocus.

Rewind. Recharge, Refocus. One peaceful strategy to avoid a tantrum. Most days our house wakes up to smiles and cuddles.  Other times it all goes well until the one and only beloved “stripy” T-shirt turns out not to be dry thus throwing a wrench into one pre-schoolers’ plans. A grumpy growl face then instigates the…Continue Reading

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