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Gentle & Respectful parenting support thread
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Foxmother · 23/09/2022 17:05

Not sure if there is a thread like this already, so starting one here.

Have NC for this. I'm a long term user hoping to find a quiet corner of MN to hang out online with some like-minded mummies.

Am mum to a 3 year old DC, have been doing a combination of gentle/ attachment/ Montessori parenting since just after birth. I'm still breast-feeding and co sleeping. We are at an age where DC is pushing for independence with some potential neurodiversity and I am struggling to know how to adapt some of the parenting principles to remain gentle/ respectful - without being permissive.

It's hard and I'm struggling - anyone else?

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Foxmother · 23/09/2022 17:13

Another part of this, is that my child is a highly sensitive child - my parenting choices have definitely been influenced by that. At this stage, it's hard to tell if this is just sensitivity or neurodiversity - it looks like there is a possibility of high functioning autism. In any case, I'm finding the more mainstream boards on MN are no longer a positive/relevant experience for me.

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SunflowerGirl91 · 24/09/2022 10:42

I’m with you though my situation is slightly different

my little boy has just turned 1, I don’t really know anybody in real life that parents in this way. I’ve joined a few fb groups for advice and support

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puddingandsun · 24/09/2022 10:51

Hi!

I have been looking for a support thread like that. Thanks for starting it.

My dc is 5 now.

I find Dr Becky Kennedy's podcast (and now listening to her book) very helpful. May be you can have a listen to her first episodes to get an idea. Everything she says feels so right to me and she has so many scripts for what to say In the moment etc.

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