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Preparing for childbirth: The delicate dance between pushing out and letting go

February 22, 2017

Observing a friend struggling with, and complaining about, the last days of her pregnancy –constantly posting on Facebook about how she finally wanted her baby to make an appearance in the “real world,” listing details about all the activities she undertook in order to make this happen ASAP — made me reflect on the delicate dance that […]

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Never a better time to get to know your spouse on a deeper level

February 10, 2017
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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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Parenting as a Spiritual Path

June 23, 2014

Raising children is hard work. It’s deeply trying, physically and emotionally. Many studies have confirmed the drudgery of parenting, finding that the work itself is more tiring than chores or paid work . For those of us who have little ones, whether we care for them all week long or after hours, that’s no mystery. […]

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Overcoming Isolation When a Baby Arrives

March 10, 2010

Welcoming your first baby is a very overwhelming experience for many parents. In North American culture very few of us spend much time around newborns until we have our own. I probably clocked in about 17 minutes total holding other people’s new arrivals before my daughter was born. Most of us just don’t see a […]

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Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting Blog Carnival – 2010

February 19, 2010

Welcome to the first of the 2010 Attachment Parenting International Blog Carnivals. Today’s carnival focuses on the 1st Principle of Parenting – Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting. Here is an excerpt from the 1st Principle: The remarkable journey of new life is a positive, transformative experience. Pregnancy offers expectant parents an opportunity to prepare […]

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