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September 9, 2018

Nurture and Human Development: A Crisis of Understanding and Action

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Nurturing is powerful and drastically undervalued. Nurturing heals, promotes empathy, and counters violence.

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May 12, 2018

Thinking About Parenting

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Researchers have come up with creative, scientific studies that measure some of the effects of parenting behaviors.

January 8, 2014

Hands-Free Mama

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Author Rachel Macy Stafford tells her own story—about being buried in busy-ness—until finally she recognized the negative effects of her distractedness, her perfectionism and hu

September 25, 2013

Attachment Play

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Play is essential for children! Kids play alone, with siblings, friends—and with their parents. This book is about parent-child play.

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Play Parenting
June 5, 2013

The Power of Emotional and Social Competencies

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Emotions are not just a personal issue. A person’s emotional development has effects on how well they function in social situations.

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February 8, 2013

“Mommy, I Need Your Intention”

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What is my intention? I thought about it for days. I stood outside myself and watched my interactions with my children.

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September 9, 2012

Understanding Dogs

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An expert dog trainer explains how dogs can have a hard time interacting with children, and she explains how to keep kids and dogs safe. 

March 2, 2012

A Brief Moment

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I’m not the outgoing type at all. Meeting new people and jumping right into conversations are not easy for me.

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

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Let's turn down a notch our unending quests to try harder or be better versions of ourselves.

April 8, 2004

Bedtime Stories

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Parenting books had forewarned me, but I still stepped right into the trap.

March 1, 2004

Challenging Journey: Food Allergies

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The story of one family's experience with learning how to care for their son, who has severe food allergies. 

June 16, 2003

Priority One

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Tom Mayer writes about the decision to become an at-home father.

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