Home Home Our Blog Articles and Resources Message Board Contact About GCM - Statement of Beliefs, How we began, About the Admins Testimonials Membership

Little Explorers

Ages 1-4

We believe that all children are a gift from God. Parents should not put an unnecessary emphasis on schedules. Children greatly benefit from lots of physical touch. Breastfeeding into toddlerhood--and for as long as mother and child desire--continues to provide health and emotional benefits and serves to strengthen the foundation of trust laid in infancy. Children's nighttime needs are as worthy of being met as their daytime needs, and each child has individual nighttime needs that should be respected and met to the best of their parents' ability. Parents need to be sensitive to their children's need to be close to them and not force separation before their child is ready. Everyone benefits when children are an integral part of the family's daily life. A father's involvement in raising his children is vital. Fear and purposely-inflicted pain have no place in gentle, loving, Biblical discipline, and children should be discipled from birth with an appropriate mixture of kindness and firmness in a manner that respects their feelings and their developmental, emotional, and daily needs.

~ from the GCM Statement of Beliefs


  • Bring Back the Joy
    by Jeri Carr
  • Dangers All Around Us
    by Jeri Carr
  • Discipline for Toddlers
    by Jeri Carr
  • Discipline Ideas for Toddlers
    by Jeri Carr
  • A Homeschooling Living Room
    by Jodi Carnes
  • Perfect Parents, Perfect Kids?
    by Jeri Carr
  • Sleeping Through the Night
    by Jeri Carr
  • Squirming During Diaper Changes
    by Jeri Carr
  • To Spank or Not to Spank?
    by Elizabeth Pantley

    Links to Other Websites

    (These links will open in a new window.)

    First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts

    Book Recommendations

  • About GCM | Articles and Resources | Blog
    T-Shirts & More at cafepress.com or zazzle.com | Message Board | Contact

    Copyright 1997-2015 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
    Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

    url: http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/

    You can support GCM by clicking on this link
    before you shop at amazon.com!

    Find GCM on facebook.
    Follow GCMothers on Twitter