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Taylor and James are joined by their longtime friend and licensed mental health professional Fiona Griffin to talk about how her profession has informed her approach to parenting. They discuss working through their own psychological wounds in an effort to parent more intentionally, authentically communicating their needs to their kids, and helping their kids to feel seen and heard. They also answer questions like, “How can we create healthy family systems?”, “How can we live a life where everyone’s needs our met?”, and “Is it okay for our kids to see our flaws?” It was a great discussion! Enjoy!

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.

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  • Many of the folks who aren’t familiar with peaceful parenting would probably like to see real world examples, and parents who have already adopted the ideas would probably love to hear other parents’ ideas and methods for dealing with specific situations.   Let’s add some discussion of practice to the great discussions surrounding theory that are already ongoing.   I think it would be really constructive for a discussion to start like this: My kid is doing X. Do you guys have ideas or solutions for dealing with it?   I’ll get as much use out of this type of conversation as anyone, since my son is 2.5 and my daughter is seven weeks. So I’d love to see some posts!

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  • Should education be a mandatory thing, or does the coercion of how it is in the U.S a violation of our rights? Even in the case of a voluntary city, should mandatory education be seen as such, or would it make sense for people to demand it for their city. The bigger picture I’d also like to discuss is: What is the best form of education, structured, unstructured, or encouraging? These are the terms I think of, and I’ll define them.   Structured: we have curriculum which dictates what is generally taught or only taught. Could be the system we have now(nationalized), or private schools/charter schools, or even homeschooled. Just specify which you prefer.   Unstructured: Kids are taught by parents or teachers, but they have no set curriculum and are guided by what they or the teacher decide to be interested in. Or there could be no formal education in this category, and kids learn only through happenstance or someone making the decision to educate them.   Encouraging: Kids have a curriculum they learn by when they start school, but then branch to specific categories to learn in these fields of their choosing. This system would avoid unnecessary education to the kit/teen, but you run the risk of them choosing something prematurely.   Or you could come up with a different system. I’m really curious what the Libertarian perspectives are in regards to this. Thanks

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  • Anyone out there able to recommend good reads for young kids (up to 5 or 6) with libertarian themes?.

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  • I currently have a 3 and 1 year old. I have been at ends searching for liberty minded books to read to them. Does anyone have any suggestions. I also teach school ages so please feel free to throw in books for older children.

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  • Most of the time when I am looking for a documentary’s most are very left leaning so I think we should start a list of documentary’s on liberty.me for libertarians and anarchists. I will start with 2 I am aware of   Terms and conditions may apply A documentary made about the hidden dangers in the terms and conditions of most software.   Libertopia A documentary made about the Free State Project.     I hope to see this list expand with many helpful and informative documentary’s.

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