The Power of Acknowledgement motherhood rie Mar 01, 2021

To be acknowledged is to feel seen, heard, understood and validated.

It doesn’t mean to pacify, fix, entertain, distract or even make better.

When it comes to our kids, usually the first...

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Real Life Respectful Parenting motherhood rie Mar 01, 2021

Now that I covered the principles and key components of RIE®, I wanted to share my personal experience with it. I think it can be easy to know and teach the concepts but integrating and...

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Mothering with Consistency motherhood rie Mar 01, 2021

One of the final pieces of the [email protected] approach is consistency. We all know that babies and children thrive when expectations are clear and consistent. By establishing defined...

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Play Spaces for Uninterrupted Play motherhood rie Feb 26, 2021

The next two pieces of [email protected] go hand in hand with each other: a safe, challenging and predictable environment and time for uninterrupted play.

When following the [email protected] approach, it is...

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Caretaking IS the Relationship motherhood rie Feb 23, 2021

The next piece of the RIE®  approach is involving the child during care taking activities. This may seem strange because you’re probably thinking that of course the baby is...

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Do you ever observe your child? motherhood rie Feb 23, 2021

 Sensitive Observation IS the RIE® Method. Grounded in respectauthenticity and trust, the manner of which we come to understand our infants’...

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Trust Your Child's Competence motherhood rie Feb 22, 2021

Building off of respect and authenticity, the next piece of the RIE® method is trust. More specifically, it is trust in our children’s competence.

Staring from birth, ...

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Parenting with Authenticity motherhood rie Feb 21, 2021

In addition to respect, one of the other main tenants of the RIE® method is authenticity.

How can we define authenticity?

According to the dictionary, it is something that is real or...

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RIE is Respect motherhood rie Feb 21, 2021

If I could sum up the RIE® method in one word, it would be respect.

I know what you are probably thinking. “Of course I respect my baby!”

Maybe you take offense that I...

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What is RIE? motherhood rie Feb 19, 2021

Lucky for me, before my daughter was born, I was introduced to RIE® parenting by our family pediatrician. After reading numerous books on the subject, I felt extremely thankful to have a...

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