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Sharing Sunday

Sharing Sunday

Happy Sunday! I’m packing today, taking a much awaited family vacation to see many friends after a long three years of living far away!   So for the next two weeks, I will be away hopefully soaking up some sun, recharging, creating memories and sharing a lot of  laughter with the family.

I have lined up several guest posts from wonderful writers for the time I am taking off:

Kelly Bartlett of Parenting from Scratch

Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama

Kelly of KellyNaturally

Aleta of Hinterland Mama

Gena Kirby of Progressive Parenting

Wendi Blair, author of Hello Milk, Bye Bye Milk

Miriam Katz, Co-author of The Other Baby Book

Clare Kirkpatrick, a former NCT breastfeeding counsellor and author of The Awakend Parent

 

So, there are lots of great posts coming up on parental guilt, triggers for anger, attachment parenting beyond infancy, sharing, bottle feeding with care and much more.

 

Here are a few posts I am sharing this week:

The Disadvantages of Time-Out by Aletha Solter, Ph.D.

Parents have been led to believe that children will use time-out to think about what they did and regain some modicum of self-control. In reality, when children act in inappropriate, aggressive, or obnoxious ways, they are often harboring such strong pent-up feelings that they are unable to think clearly about their actions. Far more helpful than isolation is an attentive listener who can encourage the expression of honest feelings.

Come from a place of love: Post 5 of 10 Simple Ways to Connect with your Child Series from -One Perfect Day

See the world through your child’s eyes. When they are defiant. When they will not listen. When you’ve tried every gentle parenting technique you know and they still struggle against you. When you’ve heard “No I won’t!” for the hundredth time that day and there’s nothing left in you but desperation and frustration ~ stop, breathe. Know that they are simply trying to communicate something ~ a need. That need is you.

It’s Ok to Cry by Kelly Bartlett of Parenting From Scratch

Tears need to play out fully for healthy growth to occur. During times of adversity, a child’s brain needs to go through each stage of processing in order to develop its resiliency “muscles”: acknowledgement of the problem, emotional response to the problem, acceptance along with an emotional release, and finally a return to homeostasis. The brain develops a ‘work-around’ to hardship. All this to say: It’s OK to cry.

 Parenting A High Needs Baby by Sam of Love Parenting

Parenting a high needs child can be isolating and very draining. You may feel it is too much of a challenge to get out and meet people or socialise, especially if you are worried about what people will think of you.

Peace & Be Well,

Ariadne

 

Sharing Sunday

Happy Sunday! We had a wonderful time the past two days, we went hiking on saturday, and today we spent the day at the local lake. The children had a chance to see a swan family and swim,  play frisbee, try out a pirate ship playground and we had a picnic. Today I am sharing… Continue Reading

Sharing Sunday

Hello Sunday! We made it through the first week of summer vacation and we had a really wonderful week. From art class at the playground to swimming in the lake it was a fun and memorable start to our summer. Sharing a few links this week: From The Golden Gleam on Peaceful Strategies for Temper… Continue Reading

Sunday Sharing

Hello Sunday! We took a ride on an old steam train today! We had a picnic, played with balls,bubbles, made new friends and even had a chance to climb up the engine and look at the coal tender…An amazing adventure!     Articles & posts that I’m sharing this week: The Mule has this great… Continue Reading

Sharing Sunday

Sharing Sunday

It’s Sunday again!  We had a wonderful family weekend with water play, swimming, dancing, swinging in beach-towels and eating popsicles. Tomorrow is Spank Out Day USA – I’ll be posting something on some untruths about spanking and offering a list of alternatives as well as links to other sites that are participating in Spank Out… Continue Reading

Sharing Sunday

Sharing Sunday

Happy Sunday! We celebrated Easter today by displaying all of our recent projects in the dinning room, doing an egg hunt at the local playground and by packing for our trip to visit grandparents tomorrow. We love the no-cook playdough recipe from the Nurturestore.  The site also has wonderful play ideas and links to other awesome sites!… Continue Reading

Sharing Sundays #2

Happy Sunday! In the second round of Sharing Sunday – here are a few articles and posts I came across in the past week that I really enjoyed: Love From Parenting from scratch: Children need encouragement, a lot of it, not to be confused with praise…Here is a great list of encouragement phrases to use with children… Continue Reading

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