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    Default 10 Ways We Misunderstand Children

    I enjoyed this article from The Natural Child Project and thought that a lot of it rings true in our society. Here it is for anyone interested:

    Ten ways we misunderstand children


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    I am now crying after reading that, thanks WW. You seriously don't know how much I needed to read that, I have bookmarked it for dh to read too.

    I am having so much trouble dealing with my 5yr old lately, and to see it through those words makes me see how I need to change things.

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    Awesome article! Reminds me how I as a patent need to be mindful. Thanks for sharing

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    Thank you

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    M_M my dd is exactly the same, she was so placid as a toddler.

    Honestly though, I really struggle with tantrums, and rather than getting better it seems to be getting worse. After reading the above I think they may be more my doing than hers which is why it upset me so much. Need to find a new way because atm things just aren't working.

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    hi, just sharing one thing,. We are all here to learn and to teach, some times adults are teachers, sometimes children are teachers. Dont be too caught up in what society 'expects' that you miss the lesson. I dont think I was an attachment parent, never heard the words while I was a mum, but I have become an attachment grandparent, (if there is such) As the Dali Lama says, " maximum Affection" that is what all children need. Marie .

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    Thank you for that article. DP and I also argue about his expectations are unrealistic, and he doesn't understand that young children need to learn and experience just like an adult. Simply telling a child not to do something 'because I said so' is not enough- they MUST know why, how, who, what where and when!
    Being a teacher I learnt a lot about child pedagogy at uni, but didn't truly understand until I had children of my own!

    If only I could teach DP the same principles!

    Thank you again!

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    Thanks for posting the link, it has given me a lot to think about

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    i love this link...we are just about to start our homeschooling journey and I am going to hang this on my wall

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    I LOVE this link . Thank you for posting this :-)

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