Tag: parenting

RIE® is Acknowledgment

Though not specifically listed as one of the RIE®  principles, I feel like ACKNOWLEDGEMENT must be included and highlighted because so much of this approach revolves around it. 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 […]

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RIE® is Authenticity

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 true. It could also mean the genuine truth of something or one that doesn’t have to play or fulfill a role. According to […]

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RIE® is Respect

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 would be suggesting otherwise. But when we stop a consider the concept of respect a little more deeply and how it relates […]

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My Three Day, 70 Hour Unmedicated Home Birth

Just one month ago, I gave birth to my first child, Arya Rose. I decided to share the story of her birth because it was both normal and extraordinary, what I planned for but not what I expected, ultimately what I wanted but not in the way I envisioned. It broke me open and changed [...]
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