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  1. Gentle Discipline
    <p>My 6 year old daughter peed on a playmate today. My 6 year old and 4 year old were outside playing on a swingset with a friend's granddaughter who they just met that day.  The swingset has a ladder with a clubhouse type structure at top.  The friend's granddaughter, who is 4, starts crying...
  2. Gentle Discipline
    <p>I keep reading over and over (in new threads and old) that hitting and name calling are NOT ACCEPTED in their homes. I get it, but what do you do when a child does hit or says hurtful things? We've entered a really unsafe, hurtful territory that is causing a lot of stress in our home. Our...
  3. Gentle Discipline
    I'm a big fan of Alfie Kohn and I really try to avoid punishment in any circumstance. I say "try to" because I don't intentionally punish but life seems to punish from time to time and it isn't always practical or possible to stop it, and I feel like by not intervening more there's still some...
  4. Life with a Toddler
    <p>I have an incredibly social and outgoing almost 3 yr old daughter (she's an only child).  She loves meeting new children and playing.  Whenever we are out, whether the playground, walking around town, at the farmers market, when she sees other children, she wants to say hello and to meet...
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