Sharing Sunday

Sharing Sunday

Parenting
It's Sunday again! If I needed any more reasons to believe that positive and gentle discipline works,  flying with three children this past week was it.  We traveled to see the grandparents and I was so grateful that all three children did wonderfully on the flights. It's a bit nerve wracking to juggle three kids and all their needs at the airport, in the confines of the airplane itself..we took time for training before we left (which is an awesome positive discipline tool read more in the link) and we had a family meeting before each flight too. I was convinced before, but it's always nice to have a reminder, that extra reassurance, that this positive parenting stuff really does work even in potentially stressful situations!   But it's Sunday, so enough…
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Television, Guilt and Jumping Jacks.

Television, Guilt and Jumping Jacks.

Parenting
 So my children watch television and often I feel guilty about it. It’s not so bad that it keeps me up at night. My little Bella nursing is the one doing that, but I digress. I don’t really think my children are being too terribly damaged by watching television; the truth is I just feel guilty because I didn’t really want them to watch until much later in life and it did not fit with my original pre-baby (perfectionist) parenting goals. With just one child, it was pretty easy to avoid the tv. My first was very content in a carrier or stacking wooden blocks or looking at books while I tended to the floors and dishes that would just not scrub themselves no matter how much I wished for that.…
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