I picked up Amy Morin’s book a few months ago, and instantly fell in love with it. Let’s start with the fact that I am a list person. I love lists. My day is ruled by lists and having a list of things to do or not do is right up my alley.Read More
Weston (my wonderfully creative illustrator and partner in crime – not really, just partner in business) and I have been working on Empower Me to Make Rules for My Body for over a year and a half now. It has been a labor of love and deep passion.
We first came up with the idea of the Empower Me Book Series roughly three years ago.Read More
I turned to her and said, "It's every parent's nightmare. I am so terrified that something like that will happen." She looked at me and actually scoffed. "Well, you don't really have to worry about that. You have a boy."Read More
Every once in a while, I see a mom, at her wits end, begging for advice on how to handle her unruly child. "They don't listen, they hit, they scream, they cry, they bite... etc". Someone will offer advice, and then another mom will chime in and say - "Well, you can't do that. Developmentally, they won't understand that." And chances are, they're right. Your teething 9 month old won't understand why she can't bite you. Your 1-1/2 year old might not understand why he's not allowed to stand in the cart. You know what, teach them anyway.Read More
I feel like this "diary entry from a 2-year-old" demonstrates perfectly why it's important to teach autonomy and agency, why it's important to demonstrate respect, why we Just A Moment Publishing are such huge proponents of Gentle Parenting and teaching our children to be mentally strong!Read More
Last week, we talked about how everyone deserves respect, including children. I understand, however, how challenging this can be, especially since it can be a strange and new concept for some. So here are some ways in which we can show kids respect.Read More
My child took this moment to ask, rather loudly, in the darkened theater, "What's porn?"Read More
To me, this means that everyone has the right to their bodies, they have the right to their thoughts and opinions, they have the right to have their feelings, and they have the right to their privacy.
Everyone. Including kids.Read More
Minimizing our rules has been incredibly helpful for us and for our son. By asking ourselves does this help to maintain his health, his safety, foster respect; will we need to keep revising this rule as he ages; will we be able to teach him the tools he needs to maintain this rule for himself, we have been able to create an environment with simpler rules that are easy to remember and follow.Read More
How different would the story have been if Aziz Ansari had demonstrated respect for Grace's tastes and opinions and asked her what wine she wanted? How different would the story have been had Grace vocalized her discomfort?Read More
I mean, we want our kids to be obedient, right? We love them, we only want what's best for them, there's no reason why they shouldn't just obey - simply do what they're told.Read More
Do you remember having the sex talk? You know, funny thing, I don't. Not really. And most of my friends that I've talked to don't remember having it either - at least, not with their parents.Read More
Can you imagine how hard it would be to tell someone how you're feeling if you don't know the word for it? How often as adults do we have trouble with this very thing?Read More
When we give our children a voice, when we give them responsibility, when we allow to choose, we can create for them a better understanding of who they are and help them to grow into strong, capable adults.Read More