I told my husband that I’d like to purchase more time with you for my Christmas gift. As I told you yesterday, I feel like with Child in Bloom, I’ve bought an apple tree, whereas before I was buying an individual apple with every book I read or every parenting tip I got. Now I have the tools, and the confidence to make the hard parenting choices. I needed to feel like it’s okay to be firm, and REALLY mean it while being kind. Thank you!

Thanks again for meeting with us on Tuesday! My husband and I both felt that it was good for us and are working to put into practice the 1 2 3 model. It was so beautiful how you described welcoming the child back, and switching from a punitive lecture kind of mindset to one that still is firm as needed and enforces boundaries, but is less about shame and more about mercy.