My sons are 8 and 6 – is it to late to start implementing some of your methods or since we have not been doing attachment parenting at all is it too late. We’ve always been very regimented, do as I say style which is not working at all. We need to find another style, method of parenting to bring more peace, happiness into our lives. If it’s not to late which one of your books or CD’s would you recommend for someone new to this with children aged 8 and 6?
Dear New Way Parent,
I am moved and inspired by your courage to notice your own errors and by your yearning to make the change. It is never too late to be kind and discover trust. Why continue with that which hurts?
I recommend that you first read my book, Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves. Then you can listen to Children’s Behavior and Emotions CD, Peaceful Parenting, and, the two Discussions with Parents CDs as well as the MP3s on the “Listen Now” link. There is also a free newsletter on my site. If you are into homeschooling, you would want to listen to the CD set Trusting Our Children, Trusting Ourselves.
These will give you a great start. Be gentle with yourself. Much of what you are used to has to do with the way you were raised. It takes time and practice to free yourself from this automated inner system. I do offer private sessions by phone if the need arrises.
You can also watch my videos on youtube.
Have a wonderful experience as you grow to trust your children and to love them unconditionally.