Just Relax and Take it Easy – Our Summer vacation

Relax, take it easy – forget everything, no work, no rush, no appointments, nothing!

Our family summer vacation was the perfect break: 3 weeks in France. 10 days in Paris, my dear hometown and 2 weeks in Provence.

Here here a summary of special moments. Enjoy

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A Respectful Parenting Resource

Amazing blog, well written post on RIE implementation and principles by core subjects.
“The whole notion of Magda Gerber’s that my children are capable, unique individuals worthy of my respect completely resonates with me. Understanding that who they are and how they act, today, right now, is perfect for them at this time, has allowed me to let go of my preconceived ideas of what I think they should be doing and allowed them the space to grow in confidence, paving their own paths under my gentle guidance.

Of course, it has not always been gentle. There are most definitely days where my children see the worst of me but even in those times I am able to make it through, under the guidance of RIE, by having open and honest communication with my children; apologising without excuses and letting my children know that even Mummies have hard days.

One thing I have noticed over my time of learning and reading through countless blog articles and Facebook forums is that it is not easy starting out. Stepping over from traditional, mainstream parenting to respectful parenting is, sadly, not always a seamless transition”

Enjoy reading this (and the recommended links) as much as I did

Peaceful Parents, Confident Kids

I have been learning about and implementing RIE (pronounced Rye and short for Resources for Infant Educarers) parenting for about 16 months now. Over that time, I have experimented with different parenting techniques, including some that have not been so respectful, but I have always found my footing and the way forward when I have come back to RIE.

The whole notion of Magda Gerber’s that my children are capable, unique individuals worthy of my respect completely resonates with me. Understanding that who they are and how they act, today, right now, is perfect for them at this time, has allowed me to let go of my preconceived ideas of what I think they should be doing and allowed them the space to grow in confidence, paving their own paths under my gentle guidance.

Of course, it has not always been gentle. There are most definitely days where my children see the worst of me but…

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