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4 Ways to Create an Autonomous Environment for Your Child

Children who are peaceful parented have more freedom. If you thought that dictating everything your child did was effective, you would be an authoritarian parent, not a peaceful one. When peaceful parenting, personal autonomy is just a natural side effect. Kids enjoy freedom just as much as adults do. I may even argue that they appreciate freedom more than most adults do. I’ve heard way too many adults say disturbing things like, “Without God everyone would go around…

5 Ways to Manage Anger

Growing up in a less than peaceful household, run by a military man who experienced extreme levels of abuse himself (at the hands of a real life villain), lead to my angry switch being easily tripped. For the longest time I just thought, “I’m just short tempered. It’s just the way that I am because my dad is short tempered. There’s nothing I can do about it”. Which was really only half true, I was short tempered, but…

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…

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…