Boo! Are Fairy Tales Too Scary for Children?
October 30th, 2015
“But they’re so awful!” This is a response I often hear from parents when I recommend Grimm’s fairy tales as basic reading fare. The idea of regaling their young children with stories of orphans and witches, kidnappings and murders — at bedtime no less — is daunting, understandably. As parents we tend to want to […]
Do You Suffer from Stressed-Parent Syndrome?
October 17th, 2015
It seems epidemic these days: an undercurrent of stress and anxiety thrums at the heart of parenting, even for the most “conscious” parents. In fact, probably even more for the really conscious, attuned ones — ever more conscious and attuned to our shortcomings! How about you — do you feel this parenting stress? Do you […]
4 Ways to De-Stress Back to School
September 1st, 2015
I have to giggle, since it seems like just a few weeks ago that I was writing about the stress that happens for some parents when school ends for summer vacation! And now here we are at that other kind of “Eek!” moment — back-to-school. I happen to think it’s just plain un-American to have school […]
Birth & Vaccination: Are We REALLY Independent??
July 3rd, 2015
I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill, truly I don’t. It’s just that I made this pact with myself, on behalf of the wellbeing of mothers and babies: I decided a few years back to run this not-so-celebratory article every year on America’s birthday, as long as our country continues to show up so poorly […]
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