photo by Sukayna
New by Emily Strength, and parenting and bedtime, second or third item down here:
New by Karen James, about time, attention and energy—about patient, loving attention.
Addition of a quote from Just Add Light, to a page it had been linked to, but wasn't actually on; now 1/3 of the way down.
I'm grateful that Marta Pires saved the quote and brought it back out today, which inspired me to give it a good home.
I think I wrote it for a "Just Add Light and Stir" post in 2011. I didn't find it in the discussions.
[LATER NOTE: Page 194 of The Big Book of Unschooling—Debbie Harper found it.]
Change a moment. Change one touch, one word, one reaction. If you try to change your entire self so that next year will be better, you might become overwhelmed and discouraged and distraught.
Change one thing. Smile one sweet smile. Say one kind thing.
If that felt good, do it again. Rest. Watch. Listen. You're a parent because of your child. Your child. You should be his parent, or her parent. Not a generic parent, or a hypothetical parent. Be your child's parent in each moment that you interact with her.