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Something upbeat.

When I was young, I would run barefoot through the jungles of Guam, being chased by bad guys, imagining I was on an Indiana Jones-style adventure.
zenhabits.net

good reminder

New research suggests your phone may undermine your parenting. Here’s how to limit your own screentime.
greatergood.berkeley.edu
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A timely article.

Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news -- and listen, too -- can help. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.
commonsensemedia.org

Take a look. A worthwhile read.

How do we combat racial prejudice? New research reveals how parents influence the formation of bias in children.
greatergood.berkeley.edu

Good reminders in here.

I understand that many would choose not to hear what she says in the article, but your kids need you to hear this message.
deeprootsathome.com

Vital message.

My eleven-year-old daughter started a new extracurricular activity a few weeks ago. We’re still learning the ropes and aren’t
handsfreemama.com

In case you didn't see my new blog post. Take a look and feel free to share it. https://playfightrepeat.com/2017/12/sensitive-children/

My friend Katherine and her husband adopted two foster siblings at ages 1 and 2. It was a big change—going from a 2- to a 4-person family overnight. They had so much to learn about parenting and about these particular […]
playfightrepeat.com
My friend Katherine and her husband adopted two foster siblings at ages 1 and 2. It was a big change—going from a 2- to a 4-person family overnight. They had so much to learn about parenting and about these particular […]
playfightrepeat.com

Good article. Toward the end, she encourages us to think about how we are raising our boys. Reminds me of the many posts I've written on playfightrepeat.com about bringing up emotionally intelligent boys. After reading this article, take a look!

What parents want for their sons versus their daughters can set up dangerous dynamics in the future.
nytimes.com

Nice one. Advice for adults as well.

Adolescence is a time of learning and discovery but sometimes, the struggles will feel nuclear. Here's what I want my teens to know.
heysigmund.com

good article.

“Are your kids totally happy and squared away?” a reporter recently asked me earnestly during an interview. Gah. I really hate that question. My kids are awesome. Easy to raise. Fun to be around. But they aren’t perfect, and, ironically, I worry that they will be as anxious as I was for the first 40...
christinecarter.com

Strength-based teaching (which can easily translate into strength-based parenting).

How to talk to children in a way that uses their strengths to nurture positive behaviour and qualities.
heysigmund.com

Inspirational and grounding at the same time.

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's suc...
ted.com

Upbeat research...

A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.
greatergood.berkeley.edu

Deciding on a family vacation for this summer? Consider the train! Here's a post I wrote for one of my favorite sites, Center for a New American Dream, about our first family train trip.

train in Denver one hot July evening, my family had no idea what to expect. I’d booked the trip on the strength of fond childhood memories of chugging up the Northeast Corridor in the 1970s, in the infancy of Amtrak.
newdream.org

In case you missed it... I just wrote a blog on Center for a New American Dream's website that describes a gift that keeps on giving for a child. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Like many children in the U.S. today, my kids have pretty much mastered the art of “receiving from others." So at gift-giving times, I’m always trying to find new ways to focus their attention on giving to others instead.
newdream.org