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Boo! Are Fairy Tales Too Scary for Kids?
October 31st, 2014

“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 present something of a […]


Brain-Wise Parenting: The Importance of Relationship & Rhythm
October 21st, 2014

Wondering how to best build your baby’s brain? There’s an app for that! Pop quiz: do you know what RHYTHM has to do with your child’s lifelong wellbeing?? What kinds of rhythm does your child have during the days & weeks? I’m pleased to have been invited for a 5-day guest blog spot at DrGreene.com, […]


The Importance of Play, Puttering & Pretending
October 20th, 2014

I’m pleased to have been invited for a 5-day guest blog spot at DrGreene.com, which begins today and runs all week. Dr. Greene is a pediatrician whose focus is children’s health in a progressive way. So I’m chiming in with 5 new articles this week all centered around ways to foster children’s optimal lifelong wellbeing. […]


The Taboo Power of Girls (Guest Post @ Family Guiding)
October 7th, 2014

September 21 marked the International Day of Peace, and now here we are shining a light on how to empower girls. How do these two topics relate? Closely and powerfully. Educated, empowered women bring peace to their communities in countless important ways, including reducing violence, poverty and sickness. Personal empowerment, like world peace, doesn’t spring […]

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