Hi I’m Eric and I am known as “1 Awesome Dad”.
I am a father to a 5 year old boy, I’m a husband of 10 years, and I’m an advocate for the right of children to be treated with respect and dignity.
What I do here on this website is share parenting tips and advice, with the goal of helping parents raise their children with more respect, dignity, understanding, and kindness.
You can read more in depth about me here.
What I believe about raising children
I believe it’s time for adults to learn to truly honor children, and to treat them with love and respect, as equals among the human species, not as second class citizens to be ordered around, shouted down at, disrespected and abused.
I don’t believe that it’s ever necessary to spank, punish, threaten, shame or mistreat children in any way. In fact, those kinds of “tough-love” authoritarian approaches are ineffective, harmful, and should be avoided as much as possible.
There is a better way, and my purpose is to help parents learn how.
It’s time for a paradigm shift in the way we are treating our children.
We as a human species are shifting away from strict authoritarian parenting practices such as punishing, shaming, threatening, manipulating, spanking and other types of physical and emotional harm.
The direction we are shifting towards is non-punitive, cooperative, peaceful, mindful, connected and gentle. And that, is a very good thing.
If you are new to my website, read this article first: 10 Things Every Beginner to Peaceful Parenting Should Know
Watch my March 2016 interview with consciousness-expansion teacher Evita Ochel of Evolving Beings:
Join my Facebook group (now at over 5,000 members) >> Peaceful Parenting Community.
Here is a list of recommended best parenting books.
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