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Sep 25, 2008

Meeting your baby for the very first time :)

Do you recall the very first time you have seen your baby? ... the first time you looked into your baby's eyes.  Can you recall the overwhelming feeling of love and affection you have felt in your entire being?  
If you can remember and recall that wonderful moment, at least once a day, your parenting will improve immediately and naturally :)
With my best, 

Sep 11, 2008

Fall is calling the summer is over...

We just came back from our summer vacation.  I unfortunately witnessed a very disturbing scene between a mother and her child, during my vacation.  
For that child and for all our children, I would like to excerpt dear Pam Leo's words:

"Hitting is violence...   
The only "lessons" hitting can teach children are to hit and to fear and distrust  those who hit them.

It is not nice to hit people; children are people.
Hitting children hurts their bodies, hearts, and minds.  Instead of sending the message that their behavior was bad, being hit causes the children to believe that they are bad."

pages 130-1, "Connection Parenting" by Pam Leo, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc.