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Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages by L.R. Knost
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“It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let's raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“For a child, it is in the simplicity of play that the complexity of life is sorted like puzzle pieces joined together to make sense of the world.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“Giving our children rest means being their safe harbor, their place to retreat when life hurts and the world looms large and people disappoint and mistakes are made. Becoming that safe harbor means being free ~ freely available, freely offered, freely welcoming.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“New mothers are often told that once they've fed, burped, and changed their baby they should leave their baby alone to self-soothe if they cry because all of their needs have been met. One day I hope all new mothers will smile confidently and say, "I gave birth to a baby, not just a digestive system. My baby as a brain that needs to learn trust and a heart that needs love. I will meet all of my baby's needs, emotional, mental, and physical, and I'll respond to every cry because crying is communication, not manipulation.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“Equating discipline with punishment is an unfortunate, but common misconception. The root word in discipline is actually disciple which in the verb form means to guide, lead, teach, model, and encourage. In the noun form disciple means one who embraces the teaching of, follows the example of, and models their life after.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“Growing independence, though, doesn’t have to mean growing separation. Humans were created to be relational beings. We may outgrow our dependency, but we never outgrow the need for community, interaction, appreciation, reassurance, and support.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“Consciously, intentionally, and consistently living out how we want our children to turn out is the most powerful and effective character training there is.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
“When parents respond quickly, consistently, and gently to their baby’s cries, the trust relationship that the parent is establishing becomes the cornerstone for later discipline. Boundaries need to be established for a child’s safety and growth into a successful citizen of our world. A child who is secure in the knowledge that he doesn’t have to fight to be heard or to have his needs met tends to be more open to and cooperative with limits. And, when the limit-setter is a person the child trusts, the enforcement of those boundaries becomes a matter of connection and communication instead of conflict and struggle.”
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages