Welcome to Peaceful Parents, Confident Kids.
I’m Kate Russell and like you, I am a parent striving to do the best for my children. Coming from a more traditional, authoritarian approach to parenting, I am now committed to being respectful to my children as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of life.
I am hugely inspired by Magda Gerber’s approach to parenting and am lucky enough to have respectful parenting expert, Janet Lansbury as my friend and mentor on both my personal parenting journey and as I take steps to be a certified RIE Associate.
I don’t always parent perfectly, but I always reflect upon, learn and ultimately grow from my mistakes, and I believe that this is good enough.
I recognise that the respectful parenting road can be a lonely one so Peaceful Parents, Confident Kids aims to support parents on their peaceful parenting journeys. Travelling together we have significantly more chance of achieving success and becoming the parents we want to be; that our children need us to be.
When I began PPCK in early 2013, I had a goal that by bringing awareness of the benefits of respectful parenting through telling our day to day stories, more children across the world would be treated with respect and ultimately, supported to grow with confidence. Today, I am honoured that thousands of parents just like you have found inspiration from my writing and I am proud to be a regular contributor to Huffington Post Parents.
If you are not sure where to start, the following links might help you navigate around the site:
If you are new to respectful parenting and looking for some more information about it, this Comprehensive Guide to RIE parenting is definitely the best place to start. You’ll find lots of useful resources here.
You can read about my shaky start and what inspired me to make that initial leap to respectful parenting here.
If discipline is something that weighs on your mind, you might want to check out these practical strategies for effective, peaceful discipline.
And if your child is bursting full of emotion, you might find comfort reading the plethora of posts I have written on this topic as we learn daily lessons from our sensitive and wonderfully spirited daughter.
If there is something more specific that you are seeking answers for you could try utilising the search function on the PPCK webpage. Alternatively, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message over at the Peaceful Parents, Confident Kids Facebook page.
I would love to hear from you.