Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A Series On Gentle Parenting

I'm planning on a series about gentle parenting. I want to write about the alternatives, what gentle parenting looks like, why it works, and how it fits with my faith. If anyone has any ideas that they'd like me to consider, or questions they'd like answered, please, let me know!

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  1. I'm so glad you're going to do this. While I don't really have a curriculum to recommend, the thought about authoritarian parenting is is traps things inside the child. They learn to give the appearance of a compliant heart but the issues within the child are trapped there, creating lil' Pharisees.. aka.. "white washed tombs."

    To me gentle parenting comes alongside the child, taking every opportunity to discuss, gives time to think, reason, contribute.. it reveals the child's heart to the child, doesn't beat it into hiding, and it's relationship building.

    Does that make sense? It's an issue I feel quite strongly about, because I feel like the other is literally "false doctrine." I could go on and on.. but won't. :-)


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