Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Surf: Parenting

I had such a beautiful and productive Saturday, despite having a toothache. Today, however, the kids (namely the toddler, as usual) is grating my nerves. An attempt to get a nap with Spencer (as the husband strongly suggested) resulted in a very short nap which just made my toothache worse.

I totally spaced Sunday Surf last weekend, so here are two weeks worth of links!

Hobo Mama: A Natural Parenting Blog

To praise or not to praise: Is that the question?

I've written before about not praising OR disciplining children, namely in my EC - No Praise / No Discipline post. The first time I heard Alfie Kohn (on DVD) talk about not praising kids, it made sense to me... or at least his reasoning did. Still, I felt a little lost about where to go from there. Click over to read a guest post from Amy Phoenix from Presence Parenting on Hobo Mama's blog. She went through the same confusion... but came out with some great explanations and tips for us!

Fine and Fair

Gentle Weaning: Mission Accomplished

As I'm facing mixed emotions about choosing to wean my own toddler, this very sweet and yet bittersweet post from Fine and Fair brought tears to my eyes. If you'd like to see an example of how wonderful it can be, please click over to read this post.

Visit Natural Parents Network

What to Say (and What NOT to Say) to a New/Pregnant Parent Who Receives a “Special Needs” Diagnosis

I wrote about this sort of "Etiquette" during Down Syndrome Awareness Month, but this article has some amazing ideas I didn't cover. I also recommend reading the comments.

Spencer Creek 2011 - EC in the WoodsThis is one of my favorite shots
from our camping trip last Fall.

Pottytunities for Two

If you're curious about Elimination Communication, this new blog offers a glimpse into the very real world of practicing EC with a newborn. Definitely check out the About page, too. I've always loved that word, pottytunity!

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaI'm joining Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama for Sunday Surf. Share your best reading of the week, and link up your post at either blog!

For more great reading, visit Hobo Mama or Authentic Parenting for the latest Sunday Surf and linky.

Happy Surfing!

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