Respectful Parenting

SFP 28: Respectful Parenting with Teresa Graham Brett

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 28 and today I’m here with Teresa Graham Brett talking about respectful parenting. Teresa lives her passion for creating social change by combining work in social justice education with parenting. After graduating from law school, she opted to serve the cause of social change as an advocate, educator, and leader at three large public universities across the United States. Her life was transformed after the births of two children. In spite of her espoused professional values, she realized that she had accepted, without question, the dominant cultural beliefs that adults […]

Collaboration

SFP 25: Collaboration with Dr. Ross Greene

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 25 and today I’m here with Dr. Ross Greene talking about collaboration. Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the originator of the innovative, evidence-based approach called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions(CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. He is also the developer and executive producer of the award-winning documentary film The Kids We Lose, released in 2018. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now Founding Director of the non-profit […]

Unconditional Parenting

SFP 21: Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 21 and today I’m here with Alfie Kohn talking about unconditional parenting. Alfie is the author of 14 books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including Punished by Rewards (1993/2018), The Schools Our Children Deserve (1999), Unconditional Parenting (2005), The Homework Myth (2006), and The Myth of the Spoiled Child (2014). He has appeared twice on “Oprah,” as well as on “The Today Show” and many other TV and radio programs. He works with educators and parents across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in […]

20 Emotional Regulation

SFP 20: Emotional Regulation with Azine Graff

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 20 and today I’m here with Dr. Azine Graff talking about emotional regulation. Azine is a mother, psychologist, and co-founder of Harmony in Parenting in LA. She is passionate about supporting parents and children in working through daily challenges through connection. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our adventures at the Issaqua Salmon Hatchery, South Sound Nature School, and Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Follow along on Instagram Highlights Brain Development: We give some context to this conversation by going over where a child’s […]

Discipline

SFP 7: Discipline with Tamara Soles

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Dr. Tamara Soles talking about Discipline on the gentle parenting path. Tamara is a mom of 4-year-old twins, Evangeline and Sawyer. She is a psychologist and parent coach in Montreal at the Centre she founded called the Secure Child Centre for Families and Children. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week This week we met friends at the roller rink. I was rocking my pig tails and tube socks and it was so much playful fun. We danced like no one was watching, sang like […]

Spanking: Children are People, Not Property

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There are some important questions to consider when looking at the issue of spanking: Is it okay to spank? There is no controversy. There is no debate. Spanking is ineffective and wrong. Some common arguments for the acceptability of spanking include the patriotic argument of ownership. “He is my child and I can parent him in any way I see fit.” While this is mostly true, as this freedom is a part of the foundation of this country and results in a better-rounded and diverse group of people, there are some limits to that freedom that we have collectively agreed […]

Public Humiliation as Discipline

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I can honestly say that this is one parenting trend that I did not see coming. It has taken me so long to write about it because quite frankly, I just cannot wrap my head around it. I have hesitated to even speak to it to avoid lending it any legitimacy. I had so hoped that these blips that kept popping up onto my radar were crazy flukes that would soon cease. Yet they persist. It flabbergasts me at two points along the process. First, that any parent would come up with the idea to publicly humiliate their child as […]

Asked and Answered

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When your child makes a request, REFLECT: “You want to go to the store and get a new Jesse guy.” VALIDATE: “You are saying this is very important to you because your Jesse guy broke.” CONSIDER: Try to find a way to say yes. “We could go to the store tomorrow after school and you could bring your allowance money and see if you have enough.” RESPOND: Clearly respond. “We cannot go to the store today.” EXPLAIN: We have too many things we already have to do today like soccer and a doctor’s appointment. NEGOTIATE: If your children are clever […]