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Blogging the beyond.

There’s been some yelling lately, and  I don’t feel like the model attachment parent that I feel having a blog about attachment parenting insinuates I am.  Be not fooled by my confident-sounding blog banter:  I am just an insecure parent, trying to trudge through the day. I’ve far from nailed it.  I get stressed, I yell,…

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The threads of respectful parenting and why it’s not “alternative” parenting: Alfie Kohn follow-up.

As a qualified school and college teacher, I used to think that reward – extrinsic motivation, if you will – is the way to student success.  I was pretty good at utilising it, too, in my lessons and in training my students to pass exams. I had a toolkit of games, competitions, engaging starters and…

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