Category Archives: Refuting Dobson’s questionable logic.

Authority, Obedience and Nelson Mandela

Image credit: Okay Africa This is ‘Mac’ Maharaj. Ever heard of him? I hadn’t. He was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela, and smuggled out his book, Long Walk To Freedom. Later, he served as Minister for Transport in South Africa’s first … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 12: Punishment Works

When I was a punitive parent, I didn’t understand what people meant when they said that spanking doesn’t work. I’d think, ‘Well, it works for me…’ As I came out of the punitive paradigm I started to be able to … Continue reading

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No Assembly Required.

 So DH found an awesome tricycle for Maximus, and it was a reasonable price, so he bought it. 😀 (… as we speak, he is sitting on top of Max on the couch, saying, ‘Where is Max? Where’d he go?’ … Continue reading

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Adhesive: Life part 2

Or, Greenegem Revisits the E.R. So the LAST thing I ever wanted to do was end up back in the emergency room, but do so I did… When I wrote the last post I was having some mild pain, but it … Continue reading

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It’s really quite simple…

I have wanted- for some time now- to try to write one post on what being a gentle Christian Momma means for me. Many have argued that the only ‘biblical’ way to raise children is to strike them as punishment … Continue reading

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Boundaries revisited; among other things.

 Lately I’ve been wondering where ‘I’ begin. Someone said “Your rights end where mine begin.” But then WHERE is that? It is not a geographic boundary, but it is so definite that it is almost a tangible thing… especially when … Continue reading

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Control

Control.  It is such a little word, yet the implications of it are huge.  There are things in life we can control and things we can’t.  I can control my temper.  I can control the air temperature in my house.  I … Continue reading

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The Danger Dilemma

 One grey area in the Gentle Parenting debate seems to be what to do about dangerous situations. Many spankers argue that they only find spanking necessary when their children attempt something dangerous, and they feel no compunction against using physical … Continue reading

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Nice to meet you…Einstein!

I was just reminded today how so many of the infuriating things kids do are just part of everyday learning. No matter how you baby-proof, children will find new, exciting (OK, hair-raising!) things to do in their environment. For example; … Continue reading

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Entrapment

One cool evening in autumn I went for a little walk. I walked carefully along the edge of our yard, which was bordered by a stone wall…I loved the feel of the smooth stone under my feet, and the air … Continue reading

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