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Securely Attaching

There are many misconceptions regarding attachment parenting. What is attachment parenting? A phrase I particularly like that describes the relationship between secure attachment and later success is “Early dependence leads to later independence.” Continue reading

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An Awakening of Self

In the midst of so many messages which bombard us daily, it can be challenging to maintain equilibrium. How we define ourselves changes as frequently as the weather, and such instability leads to depression, despair, apathy, and a whole host of other challenges. In the midst of our chaotic society, it is vital we find a center from which to live. Here is my story of how I found my center. Continue reading

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Parenting Towards a Better World

Parents have a unique opportunity to teach their children about the world and how to respond to injustice in our communities and in the world. Here are some suggestions to help you be intentional in raising your children to be responsible and caring members of the community. Continue reading

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Threat Level Medium: Why Are Kids So Whiny?

Threat Level Medium: Why Are Kids So Whiny? Why are kids so whiny? I honestly don’t know. I’m sure there’s an academic explanation based on sound child development theory for why kids are whiny. If I had to guess, the … Continue reading

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Downtime Scroll 9/12

Downtime Scroll (A regular feature highlighting what’s going on in the world related to fatherhood) Black Fathers Are Never Home, And Other Lies Society Believes About Us – “One time, I took my daughter to a daddy-daughter event and again was … Continue reading

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Threat Level Low: I Hate Children’s Music

I Hate Children’s Music Perhaps “hate” is too strong of a word but “extremely dislike” doesn’t seem to convey my sentiment strongly enough. But to be fair, to paraphrase Hansel in Zoolander, The music [kid’s musicians] create, I don’t really like … Continue reading

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Downtime Scroll 9/01

Downtime Scroll (A regular feature highlighting what’s going on in the world related to fatherhood) Millennial Men Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be – “Millennial men have the least traditional notions about gender roles of any generation or time period…” Yet … Continue reading

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Raising Up Dads

Raising Up Dads Every Mother’s Day, mothers are celebrated for the significant role they play in their children’s lives. And, they should be celebrated. Mothers go through a tremendous amount of pain to give life to their children. Mothers routinely … Continue reading

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