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Parents are Human, Too

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 being “right” all the time, or being the ideal version of … Continue reading

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Being is not a Behavior

Previously, 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 time-outs to effectively teach children anything about how we would prefer that … Continue reading

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Time-Outs Aren’t Worth Your Time

I’ve noticed in several different places on the internet in the last couple of weeks various writers, parenting experts, and parents, discussing the proper use of time-outs. And I just have to say, the only necessary or effective use of … Continue reading

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Co-sleeping (or not) more about Parents than Kids?

Today, I am going to reblog a post from my highly-esteemed New Zealander colleague, Karyn, at kloppenmum.wordpress.com. I came across this post the other day, and thought I’d be hardpressed to put it any better, so decided I would just … Continue reading

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Cockeyed Behaviorist Dogma Continues to Lose to Neuro-Science and Cro-Mags

Last week on Facebook (yeah, that’s right, *FB*), there was an article circulated through my network of friends and colleagues, entitled “Science shows up Supernanny: A mental health expert warns that fashionable advice to ignore your child’s tears may cause … Continue reading

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Back from the Frontlines

I’m baaa-aack. After more than a week off from blogging, I have returned. In the interim, although it may have seemed like I was vacationing to you, I have actually been working more than ever. So much so, in fact, … Continue reading

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Perfection is a Bullsh*t Goal

Take it from a lifelong sufferer of his own particular strain of perfection addiction — we’d be better off putting ourselves out of everyone else’s misery (especially our children’s) than laying all our bets, or staking our consciences, on being perfect … Continue reading

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