Principles

The opposite of addiction is connection

March 28, 2017

Could it be that almost everything we think we know about addiction is wrong? Simply, exposure to illegal drugs will not necessarily, absolutely result in addiction in every person. What if addiction isn’t about the chemical hook? What if addiction is actually about a lack of human connection? Humans are born wired to bond — […]

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The toddler’s world

March 27, 2017
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Positive discipline begins at birth

March 24, 2017
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Balance tip #1: Strive to be a Very Good Parent, not the best

March 21, 2017

“Evaluate balance over a full day or week, not every single moment. Instead of wanting to be the ‘best’ parent who has to do everything right, choose to be a ‘very good’ parent who sometimes makes mistakes and learns from them. Parents have to learn ‘on the job’ and should give themselves a break — […]

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Go ahead: Read that favorite story one more time

March 20, 2017
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Editor’s pick: How your childhood shaped your adult personality

March 17, 2017

Parenting is largely undervalued in our society. So much discussion among politicians and policymakers centers on public education, gender equality, and poverty alleviation. These are all important areas, but parent support is glaringly missing from the list. When I refer to parent support, I mean research-backed parenting education for all parents regardless of income class […]

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Attachment Parenting as the golden rule of parenting

March 15, 2017
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True sportsmanship

March 14, 2017

Human nature is inherently competitive. We see this in sports, politics, the arts, even parenting. No matter how much we try to instill a sense of cooperation in our children, we see their competitive natures peek out in sibling rivalry and playground peer interactions. Competition doesn’t have to be negative. It can be fun, and […]

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