Adoptive Parents in the Delivery Room?
July 31st, 2014
As many of you may know, my roots are in the world of adoption: I myself was adopted, and throughout the 1990s I was a leading speaker and writer on the psycho-social issues involved in adoption. I am still one of the few experts in the world on the primal issues in adoption — relating […]
The Trouble with Time-Out
July 24th, 2014
So there you are one afternoon, at the end of your rope with an out-of-control three-year-old. You know you won’t spank him, and you have become mindful of avoiding shame-based measures, so what’s left? Is “Time Out” the answer? At risk of bringing on the wrath of parents everywhere, my answer is no. Time-outs were […]
5 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Make Your Child “LISTEN!!!”
July 19th, 2014
One of the most frequent questions I get is, How do I get my child to listen to me? What lingers in the roots just beneath this question is, How do I get her to respect me? The two are intimately entwined. As so often happens with Life’s sticky questions, sometimes we can unstick things […]
Are You REALLY Independent…In Your Birth Choice?
July 3rd, 2014
As long as our country continues to show up so poorly in world rankings on maternal health, I continue to run this article every year on America’s birthday, hoping to illuminate issues around our perceived birth choices. Am I naive in thinking that individual independence around these issues can help pave the way to us […]
Free Quick-Start Guide to Shifting
Yes, I'd love more confidence,
See what’s here for you:
What are you wondering about?
ADD adolescent brain adoption attachment autism birth brain development breastfeeding C-section cesarean cultural discourse discipline EMFs empathy epigenetics fetal brain development how to parent interpersonal neurobiology Jeannine Parvati Baker labor maternal mortality Michel Odent mindfulness open adoption oxytocin parent confidence parenting postpartum postpartum depression pregnancy prenatal development prenatal epigenetics presence rhythm separation Siri social brain social intelligence stress supermom technology teens trust VBAC violence