When your sweet, cooing baby becomes a toddler it can seem that overnight the battle of wills begins. Your toddler starts to explore a sense of self, a sense of independence and a sense of willfulness. We want the best for our children, but as adults it’s easy to read our own judgements, pain or hurt into their actions. Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves shows us how to not only survive the toddler years, but truly thrive as parents and to help our children thrive.
Her philosophy of gentle parenting is built on:
- Trying to give unconditional love
- Being patient
- Building trust and cooperation
- Modeling behavior and leadership not control
- Respecting yourself and your child
Gentle parenting is one form of parenting that we feel is very effecting especially during the trying toddler years. You can read the whole article here. Tell us what you think!