I’m grateful you’ve found me here at Peace I Give. I write to encourage parents and caregivers to see children in a new light and to impart gentleness upon the next generation. My inspiration for this blog is my favorite Bible verse, John 14:27, which I quoted above. I believe that peacefulness is a hallmark of God’s work. Our world isn’t peaceful and it isn’t fair. We live in cultures that disadvantage entire groups of people to the benefit of others. I believe that childism, or relegating children to a powerless position, is the blueprint for all the other ways we find to oppress each other.
I am a white, neurodivergent, SAHM of two children of color, and I am a Christian clergy wife. My school-aged Baby Bear (BB) is autistic and my toddler Little Lamb (LL) appears to be allistic. As you will no doubt notice, I have chosen to remain anonymous. My reasoning for writing in this way is primarily to protect my children who are not yet able to consent to having their lives laid out in so vulnerable a manner. I feel compelled to speak loudly and openly about Peaceful Parenting but not at their expense.
In this blog, I advocate for the basic rights of children, chronicle my life as a peaceful parent, and work to expose and use my privilege to disrupt long-standing systems of oppression. I’m not a professional in child development. I’m a mom who, through trial and error, seems to have landed on some solutions that work. I hope I can spark your imagination as you approach childlikeness with compassion.
My pronouns are she, her, hers.