Principles

Sharing gratitude on a nightly basis

November 22, 2016

Before my children go to sleep at night, I have 3 questions that I ask them: What did you learn today? What was your favorite part of the day? What are you grateful for? These questions have become a ritual for us as we have been doing it for years. We continue to do so […]

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Informed decision-making is critical to attachment parenting

November 21, 2016
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Is human nature inherently good or bad? And does this predict what type of parent you will be?

November 18, 2016

I recently exchanged e-mails with one of my former students about the perennial question concerning human nature: Are humans good or bad? This question continues to fascinate us. When I lecture about human nature to my students, I like to frame the debate by pitting Thomas Hobbes against Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an […]

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Positive discipline develops conscience

November 17, 2016
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What being an involved father is all about

November 16, 2016
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Building a strong parent-child bond through Playful Parenting

November 14, 2016

One of the most important and challenging undertakings of parenting is to build strong, close bonds between children and their parents. A strong parent-child connection enables children to become confident, independent, develop healthy relationships, and become a peaceful adult. In his book Playful Parenting, Dr. Lawrence Cohen points out that through play, children explore the […]

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Mindfully balancing freedom and boundaries to nurture our children

November 11, 2016

If you asked me in my teens and early 20s what it was I desired most, I would probably have told you it’s this easygoing feeling of freedom, of lightheartedness, of non-restrictedness. Freedom to go wherever I want to, to move around freely, to do, say, think, and feel whatever I want to… I never […]

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Safe cosleeping benefits both babies and parents

November 9, 2016
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