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August 26, 2005

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My blogging has been a bit sporadic lately. Obviously. Have been less compelled to write lately. But I'm still reading and wanted to share some great posts with you.


Child Training and Sleep Training


"[M]y husband and I have decided that we don't stop being parents just because it's dark outside. We don't suddenly have to be less Christlike at bedtime. And, frankly, we're not as hung up over sleep as we used to be. We have enough baby experience to know that all babies eventually sleep through the night and that parents can cope amazingly well with interrupted sleep."


You are Parenting a Person


"So much in parenting is so basic. It is not fancy. It starts with remembering that kids are people. It starts with treating your child the way you would want to be treated: with empathy--remembering how it felt to be that age."


Parenting and P***ography


"P***ography makes a person objectify the people in his life. Looking back, I see that I started seeing the people in my home as actors in the play that I was writing. Except no one was learning their lines! I wanted us to be a "Christian" home, where fathers are in charge, where mothers are secure, where children play quietly/do as they're asked/never lose control of their emotions. And I stopped seeing my children as the people they really are."


Toddlers in Christ


"I've been reading Ames & Ilg's Your Two-Year-Old in preparation for the months ahead. They describe the 2.5 yo. . . So Pastor was discussing babes in Christ this morning from I Corinthians 3. . . .
In a sense, it sounds like Paul is describing 2.5yo Christians in the midst of disequilibrium. They are egocentric and rigid. . . They are materialistic and volatile in that they defend their territories with tantrum-like jealousies and dissensions."


Children are a Blessing, Part 2

Do you have a hard time living by the "golden rule"? Well, if you struggle with that, just have a few children watch you go through your day to day activities so much that you find them following in your footsteps. Do you long to make a difference in someone's life? Well raise chldren who have a sense of purpose and send them out into the world believing that they have a responsibility to the world around them. Do you want to know forgiveness? Watch how easily a child forgives her father or mother after they've been unjust.

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Comments

Great site! I love the colors and the content!

Matthew

Check out my book--Provocative Faith--Walking Away From Ordinary
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0800730925/qid=1125114251/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-3135549-9432749?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Posted by: Matthew Paul Turner at August 26, 2005 11:45 PM

Awesome "linkies". I really appreciated the baby-bedtime one...Thanks for including it!

~Karen

Posted by: Karen at August 29, 2005 01:42 AM

Karen,
Glad to be able to share some mommy-inspiration. Congrats on your expected little one!


Matthew,
Welcome! The sort of comment you posted is commonly thought of as span, and really isn't the best blog etiquette. FWIW. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 29, 2005 06:34 AM

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