PARENTING FREEDOM

attachment parenting, homeschooling, gentle discipline
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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

    Hundreds of hurting people visit here every day, most of whom are searching for comfort after loss. Please reach out for emotional support as you begin the healing process. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to grieve. Let it out. May God be with you.

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    "When attachment runs deep and strong,
    the parent's wish is the child's command."
    Gordon Neufeld
  • Hodge Podge of Parenting Links

    | February 11, 2012

    The links are starting to pile up, so I will just put all the parenting related ones here with little or no commentary.

    Study: Breastfeeding Strengthens Children’s Lungs
    http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20120205/hl_ac/10928478_study_breastfeeding_strengthens_childrens_lungs

    “…Breastfeeding strengthens children’s lungs, even if the mother has asthma.”

    That’s because the breastfeeding child will be more attached, more with the mother, and as a result will likely have fewer scare conflicts. GNM says scare conflicts/frights affect the lungs.

    Skip the Strained Peas. Let Babies Feed Themselves
    http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/10/skip-the-strained-peas-let-babies-feed-themselves/#ixzz1m5f5qXWZ

    “Babies who learn to feed themselves early on may develop healthier eating habits and be less likely to become overweight.”

    YEP! Did this with all five babies.

    Suffer little children: US evangelicals are twisting the Bible to say that beating the young is a Christian doctrine
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2006/jun/08/comment.usa1

    “The Pearls believe that salvation only comes through punishment and pain. God punishes his Son with crucifixion so that humanity might not have to face the Father’s anger. This image of God the father, for whom violence is an expression of tough love, is lodged deep in the evangelical imagination. And it twists a religion of forgiveness and compassion into something dark and cruel… What Jesus said about those who would harm children comes inevitably to mind: ‘It would be better for them if a millstone was hanged about their neck, and that they were drowned in the depth of the sea.’”

    Mom’s Love Good for Child’s Brain
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120130170147.htm

    “School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress…”

    How Pregnancy Changes a Woman’s Brain
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140633.htm

    “Research suggests that the reproductive hormones may ready a woman’s brain for the demands of motherhood — helping her becomes less rattled by stress and more attuned to her baby’s needs. Although the hypothesis remains untested, Glynn surmises this might be why moms wake up when the baby stirs while dads snore on…”

    “Fetal movement, even when the mother is unaware of it, raises her heart rate and her skin conductivity, signals of emotion — and perhaps of pre-natal preparation for mother-child bonding.”

    Few Allergies in Unstressed Babies, Swedish Researchers Find
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212092747.htm

    ABSOLUTELY! That’s what allergies are about! They are caused by conflicts. Anything in your environment when you experience a conflict can go on to be an allergy trigger.

    Maternal Separation Stresses the Baby, Research Finds
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102124955.htm

    “Humans are the only mammals who practice such maternal-neonate separation, but its physiological impact on the baby has been unknown until now. Researchers measured heart rate variability in 2-day-old sleeping babies for one hour each during skin-to-skin contact with mother and alone in a cot next to mother’s bed. Neonatal autonomic activity was 176% higher and quiet sleep 86% lower during maternal separation compared to skin-to-skin contact.”

    Be a mother and comfort your child. PLEASE!

    She’s Expecting! Expecting What? A Choice.

    | February 8, 2012

    Language of Abortion Commercial

    Hat Tip: http://mommylife.net/

    Hey Feminists, “Choice” is Killing Our Girls! STOP ABORTION NOW!

    | January 23, 2012

    It’s a Girl! Documentary Film – Official Trailer

    Words of Death: It’s a Girl
    http://liveaction.org/blog/words-of-death-its-a-girl/

    WHAT is this CHOICE they talk about???

    Baby Melinda was one of the smallest babies ever born, and her family rejoiced today as she went home from the hospital for the first time. She was born four months early weighing only 9.5 oz. … Meanwhile, on another wing of the hospital, choices are made to end the lives of other babies – just as human, just as precious, often bigger than Melinda.

    More on abortion:

    The end of abortion (will not be pretty)
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-end-of-abortion-will-not-be-pretty

    Private Abortion Clinics Given the OK to Advertise Services on British TV
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/private-abortion-clinics-given-the-ok-to-advertise-services-on-british-tv/

    | December 28, 2011

    My sister’s baby is due in six weeks, and we have enjoyed feeling kicks and watching bumps. Last night, C1 hurt herself a bit and cried. Instantly, Ruth’s unborn baby started thrashing about in empathy… Every time one of the older kids gets hurt, C1 does a fake low whimpering squeal in empathy. She definitely feels their pain!… C1 has a dolly that starts with a cry, makes more different sounds, and finally laughs. C1 knows exactly how to treat the dolly during each sound. She hugs, pats and comforts at the first cry, and mimics the other ones, and laughs when her baby laughs.

    Fascinating Study About How Mothers Are Helped By Their Unborn Children

    | December 25, 2011

    Science: Mothers retain fetal cells with healing properties
    http://kansansforlife.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/science-mothers-retain-fetal-cells-with-healing-properties/

    “The report examined the increasing evidence that ‘when a woman has a baby, she gets not just a son or daughter, [but] an army of protective cells– gifts from her children that will stay inside her and defend her for the rest of her life…’”

    “Chiming in was Carol Artlett, a researcher at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University, ‘even if a woman has a miscarriage or an abortion, even if there is no baby, the cells of an unborn child will stay in the mother for decades… essentially forever.’”

    | December 22, 2011

    “The best part of waking up is Baby at your side!” We’ve practiced sleep sharing with all five babies, and I can most certainly say there are no regrets. NO CRIB CAGES at our house! No babies in their own rooms! The benefits and rewards of co-sleeping are amazing. Oh, my, what other people miss.

    Twelve Days of Christmas: Homeschooling and Big Families

    | December 18, 2011

    Twelve Days of Homeschool

    And an oldie, but a goodie:
    The Twelve Days of a Large Family Christmas

    Hat Tip: http://mommylife.net/

    “I feel like my heart broke telling my children.”

    | December 8, 2011

    Sad news: Michelle Duggar miscarries 20th baby
    http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/12/sad-news-michelle-duggar-miscarries-20th-baby/

    Michelle Duggar Miscarries
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20552173,00.html

    Two Dead, One Wounded … And the Miracle of Life

    | November 23, 2011

    Horror: 32-week unborn twins killed after hospital accidentally aborts healthy twin
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/horror-32-week-unborn-twins-killed-after-hospital-accidentally-aborts-healt

    “The mother of the children was told that one of her twin children had a congenital heart defect that would require years of surgery, and that the child may not survive.”

    “After she decided to have the child aborted, doctors then gave the wrong child the lethal injection.”

    “Tsiaras claims that the developing human body is ‘so perfectly organized a structure that it was hard not to attribute divinity to it.’”

    “‘You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ Tsiaras would respond that human development is ‘beyond our comprehension, the magic — that is existence — that is us.’”

    Hat Tip:
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/amazing-video-by-yale-scientist-visualizes-fetal-development-from-conceptio

    Fetus can sense how Mom’s doing psychologically
    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/133695653.html

    “The fetus can pick up on signals and respond to a mother experiencing depression.”

    Rick Santorum Shares About His Daughter, Bella

    | November 21, 2011

    Rick Santorum Bares His Soul About Bella.wmv


    “I’d decided that the best thing I could do, was to treat her differently, and not love her, like I did, because it wouldn’t hurt as much, if I lost her. I remember holding that finger, looking at her, and realizing what I’d done. I had been exactly what I had said – that I’d fought against with the partial birth abortion. I had seen her as less of a person because of her disability.”

    Along the same lines, expectant parents often keep pregnancies secret for the first three months “in case” of miscarriage. I guess trying not to get attached is a protection against the pain of loss.

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