Every child born in Syria is touched by the conflict. Medical services are crumbling, the economy is on its knees, and the multitudes of jobless have few savings left to live on. The conflict will not stop tomorrow and we are planning ahead. There will be at least five more years of intense humanitarian activity required.
Since Bruce Feiler so graciously and artfully introduced our work at Emory on the health-giving power of family stories, Robyn Fivush and I have recei...
A good research designer does just the same. At the data gathering stage, that involves identifying what questions need to be asked and in what sequence, establishing a narrative to help those being surveyed to respond with clarity and get meaningful results.
I didn't handle the transition from one to two kids very well. I've been trying to figure out why. Maybe it was just more overwhelming than I was prepared for. Maybe I needed more Zoloft than I was willing to admit. Maybe I was too rigid in my expectations. Maybe all of this has made me softer and more willing to bob along in the chaos.
Even if we recognize it is happening, many of us don't want to think about climate change -- or at least not for long. It's so big, and we seem so small in comparison.
Having children is natural and something we are designed to. It is important to understand that humans like all animals, have instincts when it comes to our biology, and it is only our false belief that the birth and parenting of our offspring requires more than nature already provides for in our DNA.
After decades of being a pediatrician, and never saying "no" to a meeting with yet another nice person, it seems like I know everyone. I came to the party thinking and hoping that something might happen and it did.
I wear makeup. Not every day, but then, I work from home, so half the time I don't put on my clothes, let alone my face. But if I'm going out and I have time, I'll do my makeup. But what message am I sending my kids?
Despite significant cost-cutting measures taken in recent years, Illinois school districts are having to tap into their reserves and borrow more as state and federal funding dries up, according to a new report by the Illinois State Board of Education.
She is the most determined, tough little girl I know. She doesn't take crap from anyone. She loves hard, plays hard, tries new things, doesn't give up and leaves me amazed at what she can accomplish.
We allow ourselves to get absorbed by elevated levels of fear and distractions that result in the prevalent sacrifice of human connection. If ever there was a moment in time that called for rising above life's chaos and instability, that moment is now.
Pirates at the Caribbean at Disneyland is a stronger experience. There's a physical story of sorts that is much stronger at the beginning, bridging the gap between an embarkation in New Orleans Square and the Caribbean.
No one will push our buttons like our children. But seen another way, no one provides us with such rich opportunities to heal the tender and wounded parts of ourselves like our kids, either.
To defeat bullying, we as parents must not rush to punish, but to understand. If our child is being bullied, we must act, but that act should not be to destroy the underlying dynamic that has led to the bullying, but to transform it.
The administrator at our children's school recently called our house and asked if she could speak with "Mrs. Diamond." I understood instantly -- she wanted to speak to the mom. But my kids don't have a mom. They have two dads. To her surprise I replied, "This is Mrs. Diamond."
A human sperm and egg are the most natural of substances. They are not manufactured chemically. By definition, you are not artificial. You are nature's cherished miracles.