To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.

Mister Rogers

I’m glad you’re here. I’m Peaceful Mom, and I invite you to fellowship with me and other Peaceful Parents in this space. We believe that emotions are valid, behavior is communication, and there are no bad kids. We believe that children are subjugated by cultural expectations and we seek to shed all of the social trappings that interfere with loving relationships. I write to elevate and humanize children and to support my fellow caregivers in doing the same.


I post new content every Tuesday and also whenever the spirit moves me.


The Power Of Noticing… And Not Noticing (An Alternative to Praise)

Rewards are an inherent feature of behaviorism, a school of thought which posits that we are influenced by our external environment alone. It does not take into account the inner life of kids. Their thoughts, their frustrations, their very identities are ignored. Behaviorism seeks to change children’s behavior through external forces, including various forms punishment […]


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