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Empathy Schmimpathy… Why Bother?!

There’s a change occurring in the world of parenting today. A gradual shift is taking shape and gliding toward new ways of envisioning and inhabiting the parent-child relationship. The old adages we grew up with — of children being seen … Continue reading

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Mama — if you love me — why don’t you like me? *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
Here’s a question worth considering — What do you think of your child? Here’s a more important one — What does your child think you think of him/her? The…

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Help Me Out — Stop Trying to Fix It *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
As parents, we are almost constantly saddled with various repairs, clean-ups, re-workings, and resettings for our children. In fact, we get so used to being the ones to restore…

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Benefit of the Belief *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
As parents, we’re all pretty used to being the ones most “in the know” in the family, right? We’re “the bosses”, “the head honchos”, “the leaders”, “the responsible parties”.…

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What’s the Hurry, Kid? *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
It’s a classic story. Nearly every parent says, “Jeez, the time goes by so fast,” or some version thereof. We lament how quickly our little ones grow up. We…

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The Connection is Magic *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
Everything I talk about on this blog (and I mean everything) aims at, is founded in, and relies on developing and maintaining a powerful bond with our children. The bond…

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Parenting Doesn’t Have to Suck

I’ve talked about this before in some detail, but when I read Glennon Melton’s year old article, “Don’t Carpe Diem“, about how hard she thinks parenting is, I was thrown once more into a theoretical tizzy, and tantrum-like even stomped … Continue reading

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Fostering the “Why?” (Re-blog)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
“Previously, on A Beautiful Place of the World,”… I spent some time discussing the heretical idea of reconsidering our parental requests before and after we make them, and the idea of negotiating with…

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Losing “No.” and Finding “Yes!”

I have written directly about a portion of the discourse I want to take up in this post in some detail before, and referred to this notion multiple times. Thus far, however, I have only closely considered the “no” side … Continue reading

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Playing to Your Audience

In the last post, which incidentally was a reblog, I was discussing some of the unfortunate parts of our having to parent in front of the audience of other parents, family, and random onlookers in any social situation. I was … Continue reading

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Sharing is (S)caring…

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
It’s a little bit of a shame that we all have to parent on parade. It has its good sides, I know, but more often than not, the visibility…

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I’m thankful for… The (Global) Empathy Hotline!

Hello World. I have some exciting news and gratitudes I’d like to share with you today. First I want to say thanks to Ashoka who created Activating Empathy which held a contest we entered last year with our company Feeleez. Ashoka still … Continue reading

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(Back to) the Basics V: Who’s the Boss

Today, I want to return to this (increasingly in-depth!) series on basic tools, perspectives, and approaches for Natural Parenting, Attachment Parenting, Cro-Magnon Parenting — whatever your favorite monicker. Before I do that, though, here are links to all of the … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful for… Feeleez!

Today, Natalie and I are releasing this video: We made this for a workshop with which we were involved a few months back. The organizer wanted some fresh content about Feeleez — that is, not something we’d yet produced or … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all just carry our more difficult feelings around in a little resealable pouch in our pockets? Or stow them away in a…

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