Positive Discipline: “Can I have a hug?”

"Can I have a hug?" or "do you need a hug?" is a hallmark of Positive Discipline.  The physical connection between parent and child is powerful and can not be underestimated.  For an upset or struggling child, a hug is grounding and a reminder they don't have to shoulder their big emotions alone.  For the … Continue reading Positive Discipline: “Can I have a hug?”

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#2. Take care of yourself today: The Magic of Friendship

Community is important, especially in the form of like-minded homeschool families.  Coming from a small town to a big city, a new homeschool community was top priority but remained elusive. We immediately got to know our neighbors and that was helpful but that core group of people to count on in times of need, especially … Continue reading #2. Take care of yourself today: The Magic of Friendship

Teaching Love in Spite of Hate: Shameful Race Relations

As a native Mississippian, I am very sensitive about racial disparities and racial conflicts.  I read slave narratives and learn about the Civil Rights movement from varying vantage points because seeing through the lens of the less-privileged is important as my privilege often clouds my view of difficult situations.  I am the first generation in … Continue reading Teaching Love in Spite of Hate: Shameful Race Relations