Because what many people are too afraid to hope for, and too convinced otherwise to entertain, is the possibility of raising a happy, healthy child – complete with a compassionate and moral and fierce spirit – without punishing them, or at least while actively resisting punitive methodology. That’s right. No grounding, yelling, lecturing, time-outs, spanking. Yeah, I wouldn’t have believed it either. Until I started experiencing it firsthand. It’s been one of the most humbling and exciting and amazing partnerships of my life. And my kids seem to feel pretty good about it too.
I was introduced to another way; an alternative view of my children. It encourages me to listen to my kids and learn about what they like and what makes them comfortable. It reminds me to see life through their eyes, just as I try to do with my husband and sisters and friends.
You can link up your own posts on Patience at the Natural Parents Network Blog Hop for the next week: http://presenceparenting.com/patience-npn/ (And read a bunch of great posts already linked!)
Explaining the difference between the two discipline strategies and a helpful example of a time-in experience.