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Friend of Foe — Turning Children’s Upsets into Assets for the Family

Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend. — MLK Pretty much every parent I’ve ever met, including myself (yes, I have met myself on a couple of occasions now…), has in one instance or … Continue reading

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Meet Your Emotional Brain — or — Whose “Tantrum” is This, Anyway?

Today we’re going on a journey once again to the center of our brains! This time I want to introduce you (once again) to the Cingulate Cortex. Cingulate Cortex, this is the people. People, Cingulate Cortex. This is one heck … Continue reading

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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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