Risk Competence

From the ONCDC Blog

Now is not a good time to go to the emergency room

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Invitation to Dig Deeper: Comment, “Now is not a good time to go to the emergency room.” It may have just come out of your mouth. Your child was doing something risky and you thought, “Now is not a good time to go to the emergency room.” So you said it. You’re not a bad parent,…

NVC and Basic Trust

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“If we can see our role as supporter, guide, and champion, we can relax. If we try to meet all of children’s needs this parenting journey is going to be quite stressful.” Our school does a lot of work with the RIE philosophy as well as nonviolent communication. Recently I was introducing a small group…

Responding to Fear

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Parent Question: I wondered if you had advice or resources for responding to a baby or child’s fear (at about 11 months in this case)? In the past week and particularly yesterday, our little one has been responding fearfully to some loud new sounds like the vacuum, carpet cleaner, and dogs barking. She cried/yelled and…