Parenting Progress: Increased Self-Regulation Can Still Look “Inappropriate”

My near eight-year-old has been raised in an emotionally supportive, non-punitive home. He has never been spanked, put in time-out, or given arbitrary consequences. His dad and I infrequently raise our voices in anger, and have always apologized when we do. High value...

On Leaning Into Discomfort

Surely you’ve seen the diagram of “Your comfort zone,” and, “Where the magic happens.” If you haven’t, I’ll wait while you go Google it. Or just know that the two spheres in the illustration do not overlap AT ALL. There’s a reason for that: Comfort zone = Feeling...