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Have You Hugged Your Child Today?

One of the most nurturing things you can do with your child is to hold them. Human contact, physical connection, hugging is...
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Recommended Parenting Books

Once upon a time, at the age of forty, I asked a question: “What is my life journey all about?” The answer...
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“Parenting is Not Easy”

Parenting is not easy. I wish I had listened more to advice and written down time lines of potential future challenges. I...
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Parenting for a Season – Fostering

I am privileged to be a temporary foster mom and I appreciate that a lot of people feel the calling, take classes and eagerly...
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Parents: “What About Us?” ~ The Concept of Time-In

Many of us well-intended parents find ourselves overwhelmed and full of self-doubt about our roles in our children’s lives. In our rapidly changing world,...
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Process and Heal your Old Stories

When I talk with parents in my practice, I often use the airplane safety instructions metaphor: We have to put on our air masks...
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5 Things Your Kids Should Do This Summer

Every year we have the best intentions for summer with the kids—lazy days, sandy toes, maybe the perfect family trip—but more often than not,...
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Beautiful Unraveling

What new parents move house with a 6-week-old baby to a remote area far from family? Besides the pioneers. You can’t see me, but...
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Be Mindful when you say “Be Nice”

This article is a way for me to express my comments regarding, what I believe, to be one of the most misused words in...
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PARENTING COMMUNICATION 101

Often I hear parents say, “She is not listening.” I say, “Of course she is hearing you. Perhaps though she is focused on an...
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