This post went live on Natural Parents Network last week while I was a bit busy. So, I’m just getting a chance to share it here now!
We don’t tell our peers how they feel, and whether or not they hurt.
But that isn’t how most people treat children. Common parenting advice is to just ignore the mishap, tell the child it doesn’t hurt, or tell the child to “Shake it off.”
At our house, we treat everyone with respect, without regard to their age. We really try to treat our interactions with our children the way we would treat interactions with anyone else.
Read the rest of the article here: http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/shake-it-off/