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Staying Connected After Birth
June 23rd, 2016

My life explorations as an adopted person and my studies of the foundations of human wellbeing have consistently turned up this fact: a key element of health is the experience of and capacity for connection. Birth presents a unique, unrepeatable opportunity to foster connection. It is also important to understand the human costs when a mother […]


If It Seems Like I’m Gone…
January 25th, 2016

…I want to reassure you that I’m not. It may seem like you’re hearing (reading??) crickets from me these days, so I’d like to offer a bit of explanation. The past several months have put every molecule of me to the test — preparing and then putting on two webinars launching the new “5 Parenting for […]


How We Help Teens Thrive… or Not
December 3rd, 2015

Few words strike as much terror in the hearts of parents as “teenager.” And yet we all were teens… and still have aspects of our own adolescent within. The more we can recognize, embrace and honor the unique strengths and opportunities of this potent developmental phase of life, the more we can empower ourselves to be — […]


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 […]

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