Posts Tagged ‘discipline’

Our Kids’ Caring Feelings Need Our Protection

In my parenting teens support group yesterday we had an important discussion about the difference between taking something away from your child or teen as a punishment and setting a limit for your child’s or teen’s safety. This is such an important distinction to understand and I didn’t realize that when I talk about the…

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An Unlikely Parenting Book

For years now, I’ve been reading my boys Carry Me Mama by Monica Devine. I’ve always liked it for it’s beautiful illustrations (by Pauline Paquin), simple storyline and depiction of Inuit culture. Recently, however, I’ve come to appreciate it for another reason– the eponymous “Mama” is such a clear example of good parenting. By “good”…

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