parenting

Beat Back the Tell and Help Monster

I had a rambling discussion yesterday with my daughter during which we agreed that it is a great thing when we can share our observations openly with someone, including all the interesting complexity, contradictions, and emotional component, without that person reducing the observations into a narro...

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Fathers Do Matter!

When my daughter was a baby, my husband confessed to feeling quite useless for the first couple of months. It wasn’t until she began responding with smiles and gurgles that he felt like a true father. Recently, a longitudinal study by researchers at University of Oxford, Milton Keynes Communit...

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Get to Re-Know You

Happy spring, everyone! Here is something to stir you and your partner up and get out of the winter doldrums: Talk about what may be hidden in your memory bank about shared experiences, what you’ve been thinking about but haven’t said to each other, and even what you haven’t given ...

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