Where those “Child Training” Guys Actually Get It Right

  I have a confession to make.  For all the beautiful Christian thoughts of grace and virtue I love to share around here… well, I have a secret list. It’s my list of people I wouldn’t brake at the crosswalk for.  Hey, I’m as much of a work in progress as my children are!  …

Tomato Staking. The idea of being your child's support and shaping their growth by always being present. This idea is widespread in the traditionalist conservative christian parenting community. There are good points, but is it gentle? What would you do with these ideas a a gentle discipline, peaceful parent? The answer is Lamb Carrying.

Lamb Carrying – and What’s Wrong with “Tomato Staking”

    “Tomato Staking”   I recently heard this term in an online discussion.  And it’s not talking about gardening, but a parenting style.  Curious, I looked it up.  It seems to have been coined by Elizabeth Krueger, author of Raising Godly Tomatoes.     Her concept is that a mother should act as a…