It Depends

There’s this thing that happens. It happens in the parenting groups that I run. It happens in workshops that I teach. It occasionally happens in consultation or coaching sessions. It sounds something like this: “But last time, you said….”“But Robin said that other time…”“That’s not what you said last time!”“I remember that Read more…

Questions vs Answers

The other day, somewhere on Facebook (in a conversation entirely unrelated to my work), some person I don’t know issued me a directive:  “Don’t answer my question with a question.” I have to admit, I laughed most of the rest of the day.  First of all, that person clearly has Read more…

Reflections on Toy Taking

Today, a member of my online parenting group asked a question that many people wonder about, namely when and how to intervene or facilitate or “stay out of” toy taking between children.  She cited her understanding of a respectful parenting expert, which seemed to lean in the direction of not intervening and Read more…