Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

February 18, 2013
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Parental Bullying

Those who believe in punishing children (or punishing anyone) might want to go somewhere else. If you want some information on why punishment doesn’t work you can go here: Ahaparenting.com       Alright who is left now? You might … Continue reading

January 29, 2013
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Kid antics: hide and seek

Sunshine boy will be three in April.  He adores his big sister and her twin friends whom I watch after school. One of the things the girls like to do is play hide and seek. Of course Sunshine is in there. Except … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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Listening

Parents of toddlers do a lot of talking. There are a thousand and seven questions and requests to reply to. There are desires and emotions to tend. And there are directions to give. In general, we do a lot of … Continue reading

January 7, 2013
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Changing Your Self-Talk

The holidays are over.   For those of us who have less than ideal families, this means we can all breathe a sigh of relief as we go back to our normal routines, free of our families pass judgement on … Continue reading

December 17, 2012
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Enough, I am enough, you are enough. We can stop.

I’ve gotten myself into this frenzy of saving people from “wrong” choices. It started with Yahoo Answers and it escalated to several Facebook groups. People post something like “My 18 month old is biting. Spanking and time outs aren’t working.” … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Things I’m obsessed with: Positive Parenting

We have two children. Our daughter is ten, I’ll spare you a lot of details, because I don’t want to broadcast her life on the internet, telling things that not even she knows. She’s a naturally passive child. She’s quiet … Continue reading

October 15, 2012
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Does failing teach?

I shouldn’t read the comments on Huffington Post articles (or almost any other opinion “newspaper” for that matter). But I’m addicted to it, so I doubt I’ll stop. Today we have Alfie Kohn‘s article on HuffPo titled “What Do Kids … Continue reading

July 16, 2012
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The State of Children today

The first article I read was on HuffPost titled “The Benefits of Spoiling Children in America” which was full of comments about children being too spoiled, not having enough responsibilities and so on. It linked to an article in the … Continue reading

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