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My Experience with Potty Training by Sandra Schmidt

Sandra writes: My room this year is filled to the brim with two-year olds. Over the next year they will be transitioning from diapers to underwear and parents have begun asking about the right time to begin potty-training and how to do it.

I'm Sorry I Made You Say Thank You by Mary O'Connell

I was a young mom of three small children, sometimes overwhelmed and always worried. Would the aunts and uncles leave the house on Christmas and say, “God, those kids are brats?" Would you grow up to be polite, friendly, and considerate human beings? As a stay-at-home mom, my street cred depended on it so with every gift received, with every piece of birthday cake cut for you, with every kindness offered to you, I demanded a show of gratitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working with a Child's Angel and Sleep, Part 3 of 3 by Cindy Brooks and Joya Birns

You may wish to dialogue with the Angel of your child (or of someone else with whom you have a conflict or for whom you are concerned) to gain guidance. This exercise gives suggestions for how to approach the Angel of another person and engage in a continuing dialogue.  

 

Self & Child Observation and Imagination Exercise, Part 2 of 3 by Cindy Brooks and Joya Birns

This Self & Child Observation and Imagination Exercise is divided into two parts. The first part involves reflection and writing to foster imaginative thinking. You may do the first part as a means towards greater imagination in your relationship with your child and stop there. The first part is also the preparation for the second part, which involves drawing and creative writing. The second part should enhance and deepen your imaginative thinking in parenting.

For Part 1 you will need a few pages of writing paper and a pen or pencil. For Parts 1 and 2 you will need several pages of writing paper, a pen, a piece of unlined drawing paper and some beeswax crayons or other art media.

Spiritual Guidance in Parenting, Part 1 of 3 by Cindy Brooks and Joya Birns

May wisdom shine through me

May love glow within me

May strength penetrate me

That in me might arise 

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