Originally Posted by Mittsy
I got confused by your last sentence. Would you mind saying that again?
Sorry, Mittsy - I had gotten the user names mixed up in a previous post. I had asked you to link for "me and Mittsy" so we could find the thread. I meant "me and Marsupial".
Originally Posted by MariaMadly
Love the idea. I was never organized enough to use a specific method or philosophy, just tried to listen to my kids. Our family turned out to be kind of an anarchy, in the "rules rather than rulers" sense. rk. And he went with it. That was a really cool moment. Kids really do live up to the chances you give them.
This sounds great! It reminds me of this democratic school I looked at for DC recently. The had the rules, ruled rather than teacher or administrator.
Originally Posted by pek64
I don't know what parenting/discipline 'style' I used. I'm not familiar with what's been mentioned. I love to learn, though. Mostly I tried to do things better than what was done to me. It would be good to have philosophies to teach my son, so he can have more choices.
Sometimes, you may find that you've been doing a "philosophy" all along. I know that I rarely tweaked my instincts to follow a philosophy - the other way around. A philosophy helped frame what I already knew was right for my family. Reading about them helps me feel like I'm being intentional and helps me feel more confident but the core is still "us".
Originally Posted by luckiest
It seems like these philosophies overlap a lot, no? Obviously, I guess, since they're all under the GD umbrella. Does anyone know enough about all of these to do a quick at-a-glance comparison on what the particular focus is of each philosophy?
I love UP too. And, yes, I'm sure they overlap quite a bit but I think lots don't. I would LOVE an at a glance guide -- and that's something that we can compile if this ever takes off. We could ask folks to write (or copy) a brief summary as they start their thread and then compile all of those. Any chance you want to do UP? AK has some nice articles you could link.