Category Archives: Positive Discipline

Spills and Messes Happen

This morning, Little Man decided to make himself a cup of mac and cheese. He’s done this many times before, so it wasn’t a new thing. I heard him peel the plastic wrap off the top of the cup, pull out the … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Blogiversary to Me!

A few days ago when I was checking my WP reader, there was a weird symbol in the box that lets me know someone has connected with me in some way (commented, liked, etc.). I didn’t recognize this symbol, and when … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Hair Cut

My son has Sensory Processing Disorder. When I ordered up a child, I didn’t specify that I wanted it to come with normal, regular, everyday brain wiring. And what happens when you just throw it out there that you’ll take … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to My Greatest Teacher

Ten years ago, less one day, just minutes before midnight, I was wheeled into an operating room, having just been told that my baby had to be taken out of me. The first thing I said, was, “It’s too soon!!” … Continue reading

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A Look Back: Do The Unexpected

I was reminiscing yesterday with Little Man, about when he was somewhere around 3 years old, and was giving me a hard time about getting in the bath. At this point in his life, any and all transitions between activities or … Continue reading

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Sin Is a Cultural Misbelief

I so love the idea that sin is a cultural misbelief. This idea is not mine. It was downloaded into the consciousness of a woman who was chosen to receive messages from the divine. She jokes about being chosen because … Continue reading

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So Here We Are Now (with addendum)

It’s morning. An hour before I am supposed to get my 8-year-old off to his second to last day of real work in the second grade. You would think that if a kid is having trouble dealing with school, he could … Continue reading

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An example of what not to do- Hot sauce Mom

This morning when I got up, I heard the TV on and realized my son was up. Before I came out to the living room, I heard an entertainment news story he was watching, about a woman who had been … Continue reading

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Builders vs. Barriers: Inviting vs. Directing

One of the most valuable courses I have ever taken is called Developing Capable Young People. It was developed by H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D., and Jane Nelson, Ed.D. Much of what follows was taken almost verbatim from one of the … Continue reading

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When A Child Is Punished, They Don’t Learn Self-discipline.

This article says it so well: When a child is punished, they don’t learn self-discipline. The thrust of raising a child using Positive Discipline, is to get the child to learn to respond to situations using their internal locus of … Continue reading

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