Guest // Alison Smith
Host // Carla Atherton
Do you view parenting as largely a fear-based exercise?
Left to their own devices, will children revert to a Lord of the Fliesethos?
Are kids inherently naughty and boorish?
Were you raised by time outs, consequences, spankings, or behavior charts?
Do you believe they’ll be grateful for your firm hand and “tough love” when they grow up?
What if the strict rule-oriented adversarial, “manipulation not friendship” parenting model isn’t quite right for your kids?
Alison Smith was a school teacher who left her conventional world following three catalyzing events — the first was her life partner’s serious illness, the second was the road to his subsequent recovery, and the third was motherhood. Alison is a life coach, entrepreneur, author, and educator. She is a Creator’s Code Certified coach and author of the Gentle Parenting Manifesto.
Learn more about her work at Alison Smith Coaching.com.