I'm in no way connected with this blog, but I thought this crowd would appreciate it, so if you haven't heard of it already, go check out the blog www.thehonesttoddler.com and also the twitter handle of the same name.
It's written from the perspective of a toddler, and while it is incredibly hilarious and well-written, it's also, on a more serious level, a really good lesson in empathetic parenting!
There's an ode to his placenta, he bashes Super Nanny, explains why forcing him to say he's sorry doesn't actually make him sorry...it's genius!
Also, this post is guaranteed to make me cry every time (written upon his realization that he and his mother are separate people):
And here is the "Not Sorry" post:
"A hobby enjoyed by big folks is making little folks do things. Unfortunately they have collectively decided that forced remorse is a morality building exercise. It’s a common misconception, lie, amongst adults that if you require someone to say “I’m sorry” enough times, they’ll eventually mean it."
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Living and loving in ATX with DH (of 7 years) and DS (3.5)