Observing the Experts (Who Are Rarely Adults, With This Exception)

  For the past week, I’ve attended a multi-age outdoor school led by Teacher Tom, who’s hailed by parenting experts as one of the “world’s leading practitioners of ‘democratic play-based’ education.”* If you haven’t followed his blog or bought his book, you should, and if you can attend his class, even better. Although I exceed the age limit […]

Finding Support for Gentle Parenting

One of the most common concerns I hear from parents who are attempting gentle parenting isn’t whether they’re doing this, that, or the other thing right. Although we all have questions about how to manage certain aspects of gentle parenting, it’s not usually the daily how-to’s that make us consider throwing in the towel. One of […]