These Are Our Principles of Respectful / Mindful Parenting...
We give our children our unhurried presence. Especially during caregiving activities because we value them and our time together with them.
Freedom to Play and Move
We give our children time and opportunity to play because it is how they explore the world, learn, practice skills and discover their own inner resources.
In our touch, our eyes, our voice and our words. We are gentle because we are building trust and respect.
Accept All Feelings
All feelings, even those that make us uncomfortable, are a part of us. We calmly support ourselves and our children as they learn to manage big emotions.
Caregiving activities are done with and not to the child. Working with the child as a partner to accomplish the goal.
Connect Before You Correct
We seek to understand our children’s feelings and needs in order to guide them in making better choices.
Trust in the Child
We trust in our child’s competence, providing with only enough help to enjoy and master their own learning.
When caring for our children, we choose how to act and aim to respond, instead of react.