Parenting, Free Will, and Temper Tantrums

Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Yet, it is also one of the most important and worthwhile jobs.

In this recorded Facebook Live conversation between Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen, they discuss the joys and difficulties of parenting and grandparenting. They also discuss parenting strategies that are guided by mimetic theory and Maria Montessori.

How can we navigate temper tantrums? What does it mean for a parent to be “in control”? And how can we move beyond rivalry and power struggles with our children?

These are a few of the questions Suzanne and Adam discussed in the video. You can watch the video above or on Facebook by clicking here. Skip ahead to 5 minutes and 30 seconds for the beginning of this conversation!

Click here to read Suzanne’s article “Acquisitive Desire in Early Childhood: Rethinking Rivalry in the Playroom.”

Click here to subscribe to the Raven Review and download Adam’s parenting book “Dodging the Parenting Trap” for free!

Click here to purchase Kevin Miller’s book, Hellrazed?where you can read Adam’s article “The Hellish Vision of a Parent: Why CS Lewis Was Wrong about Free Will.”

Join the members of the Raven Foundation each Friday for a Facebook Live Chat! The conversation starts at 2:00 Central.

2 replies
  1. Marie Snavely
    Marie Snavely says:

    I enjoy reading your articles. I was interested in reading this one. Alas! You only provided it on video. I hate videos! So I can’t get it at all. Please print your articles also, so that those of us who don’t do well with videos, can enjoy them!

    • Adam Ericksen
      Adam Ericksen says:

      Hi Marie. Very sorry. Most of our posts are articles, but we will be having recorded discussions. Transcribing them would take hours for me to do and I don’t have the money to pay someone for it. This post does have links to papers and articles that basically describe the conversation. You can read those if you’d like.

      Best wishes,


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