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Controlling my inner “Bad Mommy”

Several weeks ago, during our bedtime ritual, Maddie told me quite matter of factly, “Mommy you did a good job today”. To which I replied “Thank you sweetie, what do you mean?” She responded “Bad mommy never got mad and … Continue reading

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Embracing Tantrums

tantrum noun  [ˈtæntrəm] (often plural)  A childish fit of rage; outburst of bad temper Fall has hit St. Louis, and along with the beautiful changing colors of leaves, the cool breeze and, at least today, the overcast skies and rain, have come … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Time-Out

time–out noun \ˈtīm-ˈau̇t\ a brief suspension of activity : a break; a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for children I have been deeply conflicted about time out for a while.  As a positive, non-violent, non-corporal punishment advocating professional I have taught … Continue reading

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Avoiding “Knee Jerk” Parenting

knee \ˈnē\ jerk \ˈjərk\ An immediate unthinking emotional reaction produced by an event or statement to which the reacting person is highly sensitive; – in persons with strong feelings on a topic, it may be very predictable. This week’s post comes to … Continue reading

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