Tag Archives: parent-child relations

New Tools and Time Well-Spent

Boy, oh boy, have we been workin’ it lately! I tell you, Natalie and I are on fire… We’ve been wheeling and dealing with coalition builders and program directors and business advisors and concerned teachers and parents from all over, … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure Parenting (Re-blog)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
I almost wrote a post about it last summer, when I read the New York Magazine article, All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior, but I didn’t. I was…

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The EP Soccer Family in “A New Season”

As some of you will no doubt remember, last Spring we signed our family up for YMCA Soccer. Echo played on a co-ed team of 5 year-olds, and though she’d never met any of them previous to being on the … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Listen UP

It’s a simple skill — listening. Though we can develop nuanced abilities to savor certain qualities in various particular soundscapes, it doesn’t take much to, say, hone in on the words the person in front of you is speaking. Remembering … Continue reading

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Parents are Human, Too (Re-blog)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
Generally speaking, we parents like to think of ourselves as the adults in our relationships with our children, right? Unfortunately, this perspective often binds us to the idea of…

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Parentisms: Play is for Parents Too! (Re-blog)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
Today’s post is just a simple reminder. Play is good for our kids developmentally, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. It helps them grow, and assists them in experimenting with and…

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Being is not a Behavior (Re-blog)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
Last week, I posted about time-outs and the disservice I think they do to parent-child relations, and to children’s sense of security, as well as, the miserable failure of…

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