Tag Archives: consequences

Sprouting Plant Advocates

I try to explain that my kindhearted son felt he was sticking up for a friend of his, that sometimes following the rules doesn’t always serve the higher good. The teacher doesn’t agree. The next day Kirby is punished. Continue reading

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Response to Kids’ Misbehavior: “Good Old Days” vs. Now

Your great-grandparents probably committed childhood acts that would be prosecuted as crimes these days. Today even common childish behavior is being criminalized. Time to compare. Continue reading

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Changing The World One Choice At A Time

Small everyday choices are values elevated to action. Continue reading

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Don’t Deprive Kids Of Risk

Say yes to more challenges. Continue reading

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Pride Goeth Before Tiny Bite Marks

Perfect parenting+biting child. Continue reading

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We Choose Our Own Role Models

Our childhood role models play a part in shaping who we become. Continue reading

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Natural Antidote To Bullying

Free play in nature builds cooperation, self-control, and appropriate risk-taking—exactly what’s needed to bully-proof our kids. Continue reading

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