Looking back, I realize that my Mom -- or Amma, as I call her -- was the epitome of a good leader. As I go through the grind of corporate training and management jargon, I realize how amazingly simple she kept things in her day.
"What nobody made clear to me was how difficult it might be to actually have children if I waited too long. At age 39, no husband in sight, I decided to conceive on my own. Somehow that decision sent a message to the universe because my husband showed up a few weeks later."
From Cairo to Kiev, from Washington to Juba, women have been at the forefront of changing history. Like so many others, we celebrate International Women's Day, but we do so with an eye toward the women of the future.
It's 5:45 a.m. and I hear the creak of my daughter's bedroom door open. Her sound machine is still on. I can hear the fake rain sound emanating from the distance. Then I hear the thumping of her little feet hit the floor.
Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."
D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.
March 15 marks three years since Syrians knew life like this, and after unrelenting civil war, their country today is nearly unrecognizable. The biggest humanitarian crisis of our day demands the biggest global call to action and relief effort we can muster. You can help.
It is only when parents consider the why behind a child's upsetting behavior and then join with their child in a way that fosters safety and the sense that we're on their side that we can address their problems with them in a way that is clean and effective.
It's okay to feel frustrated with your children. It is okay to be angry at not being able to control a situation. We are all humans, including our kids, and hence, we are not perfect. We're deeply flawed creatures. A part of being flawed is recognizing that we may have angry thoughts related to our children when we are having a bad parenting day.
Although the name "Obamacare" focuses attention on the President, his administration, and the federal bureaucracy, state actions will also be determinants of the success of the ACA.
A wise man was once asked: What is the greatest gift a parent can give their children? His answer was, "Love your wife!" (Or husband, I will add.) As a Divorce & Parenting Coach that response had a huge impact on me. Because it teaches a vitally important lesson.
Teachers are trained in a definition of autism that is incorrect. A definition that includes and assumes intellectual disability, which is connected to an inability to make oneself understood, low IQ, problematic behaviors and social impairment.
Technology use and overuse in children is here to stay. Likewise co-parenting between ex's will exist as long as divorce happens. The more willing and able divorced parents are to address difficult parenting concerns together such as technology management, the better adjusted children will be.
I run during baby's nap times, after the kids are in bed, while the big kids are in school, sometimes early in the morning before they wake up. Those three hours they spend with their own father on any given Saturday are a gift to all. I refill my cup and they refill theirs.
I did not learn about patents until about the age of 25, and I was insanely lucky to find co-founders who explained to me why it was important that our start-up business filed a patent. How many Americans learn this by 25, and how do Americans become more intellectual property aware even younger?
I know the questions our children will ask When they stop long enough to think of the past. Was there ever a summer when heat didn't kill, ever a harv...