Parenting Resources for the Mommas and Dads
No one ever said that parenting is simple, but having some different techniques in your arsenal can make things a little easier. Most parenting techniques aren't black and white. You don't have to fully-commit to the the ideals of a certain set of beliefs, or be a registered cardholder to reap the benefits of these parenting techniques.
How We Do It...
There is certainly no one RIGHT way to parent! To me, the best parents find out what works well for their children, family, lifestyle, and then implements a that style and beliefs consistently.
I'm not saying that what we do is right for you, but something might help!
The theories of Attachment Parenting have been around for a long time. The basic concept encourages co-sleeping, breastfeeding, baby-wearing and gentle discipline.
While Attachment Parenting has gone under recent attack, I think people should read-up on what it's all about before they throw Attached Parents to the wolves.
Responsible Thinking Process
I was originally introduced to the Responsible Thinking Process (RTP) when I was working as an assistant Teacher in a Kindergarten classroom. The lead Teacher used it as her preferred discipline method, and the school was considering adopting it throughout all of the classrooms.
The basic concept is that children should be taught to be responsible for their actions without discipline, rewards, or special treatment.