• Parenting

    Parenting with Kindness to Save the Human Race

      http://www.littleheartsbooks.com/about-the-authorillustrator/ Limiting our children’s choices, disregarding their rights and enforcing arbitrary rules through rewards and punishments creates frustration, anger and discontent. Perpetuating the myth that life is cruel and hard promotes a mind-set of scarcity and desperation, and skews our natural tendencies towards cooperation and connection. Fear, competition and self-obsession become the drivers by which we strive to get our needs met. The more messages that our children receive that they cannot be trusted, that they must be constrained and controlled for their own good,  the more likely they are to internalise this and begin to distrust themselves and everyone around them. In essence we create a self-fulfilling prophecy,…