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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 2: ‘Pick your battles’

In my opinion, ‘pick your battles’ is one of the better pieces of ‘standard’ advice given to new parents. It discourages the idea that children ought to respond promptly and cheerfully to every parental whim. It allows us to take … 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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Grace Based Discipline and the Oppositional Child

Maximus can be a very difficult little boy, especially when he eats any artificial color, flavor, sweeteners, or high-fructose corn syrup. I know there is dissention- especially in Christian circles, about food additives and their ability to cause uncontrollable behaviors- … Continue reading

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Boundaries

I’ve been reading the book Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. I love when I read a book and it confirms for me things I … Continue reading

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