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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.
Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child, is nothing if she’s not practical. Her practicality is one of the things I like best about her—she gets that parents are busy and often don’t have time for “pie in the sky” theoretical questions.
One Saturday when he was 8 I discussed with him doing an experiment from Parenting from the Inside Out by Dan Siegel. First we sat and closed our eyes and breathed slowly and discussed how our bodies felt. Then I asked him to keep paying attention to how his body felt while I said a word slowly and calmly 5 times: “No.”
You look at Timmy and see genuine terror. You want to comfort him. You want to ease the excessive worry that’s become part and parcel of his everyday life. First, you try logic. “Timmy, we walk an extra four blocks to catch this bus because this driver has an accident-free driving record!” He doesn’t budge.