Turns out there is a name and a thousand FB groups for my parenting strategy. It’s called respectful and gentle parenting. Apparently, it means no baby talk, no punishment, no timeouts, no rewards for good behavior, no yelling (I’m not a yelling person, I’m an endless, rambling, boring didactic monologues person, which is probably worse), no chastisement for grumpiness, etc.

I’m not joining any RGP parenting groups on FB, though, because I’m still traumatized by the group for parents of only children. It turns out there is nothing but misery behind the “decision” to have an only child. I don’t know why I expected anything different but I heard some really tragic stories on that group. Widowhood, illness, death, old age. God, I so need to leave that group.

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