Tag Archives: Respectful Parenting

Why I Allow my Kids to Struggle Over Toys

My daughters have always had a rather volatile relationship. Born just 13 months apart and with polar opposite personalities, they have often struggled living their daily livesĀ in each other’s company particularly when it comes to sharing toys.   In the … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry: When Losing is Not an Option

Sibling Rivalry has taken on a new meaning in our household over the past couple of months. Our children have both nominated themselves to compete in the Russell Household Olympics, competing in events such as Who is the fastest Dresser, … Continue reading

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Creating Bonds: Accepting A Child’s Emotions

When my children were born I was overwhelmed with love. I was full of emotion which could turn on a dime. One minute, huge feelings of gratitude and happiness, the next, anxiety and apprehension about what I was doing and … Continue reading

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Why I Yelled and Why I’m Sorry!

TODAY, I YELLED! I had had an emotional morning for a variety of (non-kid related) reasons. I found myself spiralling out of control as I was dealing with soiled pants, a child who was objecting to being cleaned and another … Continue reading

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