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Posts made in June, 2013

Toddler Tantrums and Attachment Parenting

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Toddler Tantrums and Attachment Parenting

I was in the office of Dr. Natalie Henderson, our family’s psychologist the other day. My almost three year old blew a gasket over the treats in the treasure box. Full on melt down. Screaming, crying, absolute heart break on his part because I wouldn’t let him trade in the harmonica he had just slobbered all over for a whistle. Big stuff when you are three. I wasn’t horrified however. Here I was in a very pristine and professional atmosphere, which would normally have inspired me to scoop up the whole bundle of tantruming boy, and head straight out of the building to deal. However something was different here, and upon reflection it is that thing that I find is missing just about everywhere else I have parented my young children.

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To me, a doula is…

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To me, a doula is…

I was at a birth not too long ago.  It was a very gentle birth.  The couple chose to do it at home in the water.  I had a moment of insight as I was massaging the mom’s shoulders during a contraction.  It was a thought that I have always known but hadn’t had crystallize into my conscious vocabulary.  Warning to those with a low tolerance for mush, but in that moment I felt so blessed to be doing this work, because essentially it is a position of giving love. From the moment I arrive at the birth, the cloak of my life outside this birth is taken off, and I am here totally present for...

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