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 […]

Healing Through Parenting

Healing Through Parenting

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  I emerged from childhood with a lot of healing to do. On this I know I am not unique. Prior to motherhood, I did strive to be my best self, and some of that did include working through some of those wounds that stuck out most. But only once I emerged from the pregnancy chrysalis as a mother was I able to access my emotional depths. In hearing my baby cry, I heard my own unanswered cries. And in holding my child close with responsive empathy, I was soothing my own inner child. I could feel her tears drying […]

State Capitol

6 Reasons Not to Unschool

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1. Connection If connection with your children and the world sounds awful to you and you prefer disconnection from your loved ones, communities, and nature, then you do not want to unschool. The unschooling lifestyle is all about carrying that connection piece throughout life with time and focus directed to the bonds you share with each other as a family and your place in the world at large. If you look at your child and think, “Ew, no thank you,” then run far and fast from unschooling. 2. Trust If trusting your children and their natural learning journey is not […]

Yes

Finding the Quality YES

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  The power of YES in opening up your life to a whole new world of joy, experiences, and collaboration cannot be understated. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have been profoundly moved by a detour from my agenda. I suppose that is the point after all. That “my” agenda is only 1 piece to our family’s map. In keeping myself open in the “yes” position, our whole life feels unlocked. We are free. We feel honored. We have room for happiness and adventure and natural life learning. One symptom of top-down power and control is the default “no” position. […]