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  • Strategies to prevent tantrums and outbursts.
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  • How to discipline your child so they learn to desire to do the right thing.

 

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Lizzy Mash, Course Creator

What's in the course?

  • Gentle Parenting introduction.
  • Strategies to prevent tantrums and outbursts.
  • Techniques to keep your cool during difficult parenting moments.
  • How to discipline your child so they learn to desire to do the right thing.

 

Gentle Parenting is the long term discipline strategy so many parents are longing for. If you feel like tradition punishments just don't work, you'll be excited to learn the strategies that do. Gentle Foundations will teach you how to discipline with love and respect, without becoming a permissive parent.

Lizzy Mash, Course Creator

Why is it hard to find our parenting style?

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Motherhood | 0 comments

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(This post was originally published as an email to The Moving Mama Email List. To get first access to tips, inspiration and free stuff sign up here.)

Hey there , how’s it going today?

Have you ever noticed how difficult it can be to find a parenting style you “groove” with?

Maybe you’re on board with some of their strategies, but not all? Or maybe it just feels like a club you’re supposed to join instead of doing what’s best for your own child?

Hey, I hear that!

As you know, I’m all for Gentle Parenting, but I’d say I have a pretty flexible view on the matter. To me Gentle Parenting is more about how we perceive our children and therefore interact with them, a mindset that was inspired by my college professors and my time in a Reggio Emilia daycare.

So is Gentle Parenting a bunch of rules you have to follow?

No!

Here’s my definition…

Gentle Parenting is a long term approach to discipline that respects the child as a whole person and values the feelings of the child.

It seeks to teach children to do what’s right out of a heartfelt willingness to do what’s good by using love, patience and positive words over fear or punishment.

And it sets firm boundaries to establish consistent and realistic expectations while allowing natural consequences to take place.

It equips the child with age appropriate skills to nurture independence.

 

 

Ok, pretty long definition, but the real gist of Gentle Parenting is that we try to see things from our child’s perspective and patiently guide them to making the right choices.

But why is it hard to choose a parenting style?

Whether you’re a first time mom or a seasoned mom of 6, you might feel overwhelmed by all the different parenting styles out there, and it might at times feel annoying and hard to choose. But here’s why…

Labels.

It’s hard to choose a parenting style because it’s hard to put a label on yourself or put yourself in a box.

So don’t.

Just follow your gut, and if your gut wants to gently discipline your child then you’re in the right place. And I’ve got tips for you from tantrums to bedtime that will be in line with those gut feelings, whether you want to label yourself in the “Gentle Parenting” category or not.

And if the jury is still out on Gentle Parenting in general I would recommend checking out one of my most popular posts – 6 Pillars of Gentle Parenting

Or you can sign up for my 2 weeks to Gentle Parenting kickstart (below) or my Gentle Foundations for Parenting email course (above).

Best of luck on your unique parenting journey mama,

Lizzy

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Lizzy Mash is an experienced early childhood educator now living in Africa as a missionary working with children and families.

She teaches Christian moms how to take a more respectful and Christ-like approach to motherhood by using Gentle Parenting strategies.

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