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10 Reasons I Don’t Want My Children to Fear Me

I am constantly thinking about the dysfunctional mindset I had before becoming a peaceful parent. I think about how so much of what I thought was influenced by things friends and family said, along with things on TV and social media. One of the things I’ve consistently seen is having children that fear you being a point of pride. Looking at it now I see that this mindset is based on the premise that fear equals respect. I…

Six Classic Book Recommendations From Your Favorite Peaceful Parent

I LOVE to read. I have four books on my nightstand that I am currently reading. I have a bookshelf full of books that I still need to get to and I just added three books to that pile last night (it would have been more but I couldn’t find several of them in the book store). Last week I did a post called I Could Be Writing where I discussed being present and how that can become difficult…

5 Times You Just Need Dad

I feel like Dad’s just don’t get recognized enough. They just don’t get the love they deserve. We know all about how awesome moms are. People are always talking about how moms rock at multi-tasking. How moms cook those mean meals that are healthy, delicious, and pleasurable to everyone. How moms can transition their pouty littles into laughing babes in minutes (sometimes seconds) because we have a record of all the things that have ever made them smile….

Parents Are Not Exempt From Apologizing

We have all made mistakes as parents. I am certainly not exempt from relapsing into the bad communication that was provided to me as a child. Being a peaceful parent does not mean being a perfect parent. Who even knows what a perfect parent would look like? I’ll be the first to admit that I think a perfect parent is something that doesn’t exist. I found myself apologizing to one of my littles again the other day. That…

Why Your Being Fat is Bad for Your Child

This topic is uncomfortable. It will probably piss some people off. I might even loose some followers because of it. I get it, talking about how being fat is bad is not “politically correct”. Too bad. It is not my job to make you feel good. It is not my job to be “politically correct”. It is my job to tell the truth. It is my job, as a blogger about peaceful parenting, to inform you of the…

Honey, I Love You, That’s All She Wrote

This is going to be far different than any of my other posts. Usually I give advice, a how to, or a do’s and don’ts list. Today it will be as if you are a heart surgeon and I am your patient; you will have a clear view of my heart. As those of you who follow me regularly know, Bently broke his leg a little over a week ago. He has been the biggest trooper through, what has…

Solving Sibling Conflicts

Do you ever feel like t you are able to accomplish is standing in the middle of the war ground of your children’s battles, on some days? I know how you feel. It always seemed like this occurred when I was trying to do anything productive. I would get interrupted, roughly 50 times, to solve simple problems. Problems that seemed to escalate quite quickly without my assistance. I started to become frustrated with this once I had, not only,…

The Right to Judgement

My husband and I were having one of our nightly conversations, when he said, “who am I to judge?”. I have said this in the past, as I’m sure many of you have. For some reason, when he said it this time I felt a strong push back against the entire phrase. I thought this is kind of a ridiculous thing to say. Before I continued the conversation with my husband, I rushed to the bedroom to document…

Happy Man Happy Home

Some of you might be saying, “I thought this was a parenting blog, this sounds more like relationship advice”. A strong relationship between husband and wife equals a happy, healthy, and functional home. That is what I am striving for. I’m just going one step further into a healthy relationship than was defined in Things Parents Should do in Front of Their Kids. I can also see some of you thinking, “what about, happy wife happy life”. I…

Let Them be Little

Peaceful-parenting is about doing everything in your power to ensure your child’s life stays constant, harmonious, and undisturbed. This will include letting them explore their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and actions. Of course, sometimes their actions are wild, but given the liberty to act freely will naturally lead to more productive growth. Before I fully dedicated myself to peaceful-parenting I found myself being very intolerant of simple things. Which was wrong. It is wrong to punish a child (period)…