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The Best Thing I Can Give To My Introverted Son

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on On weekdays, my son Felix hits the wall at five o’clock. It’s cocktail hour, when the afternoon slips ...

Resisting the Urge to Do Too Much

Pamela Boccia | Posted 08.21.2016 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

I know being happy, contented, and present myself will be the best thing for my children, but how do I get there? I have to resist the urge to do. I have to stop cleaning, scrolling, planning, thinking-- and tune back into my center, into being.

5 Lessons I Learned Staying Home With My Sick 3-Year-Old

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

The only thing my youngest child needed from me was me. She needed me to ask her if she wanted more water or crackers, a pair of cozy socks or her favorite blue Elephant Lovey. She needed my sympathetic smiles and nods, my kisses on her warm forehead, my lap to sit on.

Technology Got Rid of Boredom, But It's Killing Our Creativity

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Creativity doesn't happen during sessions of "Angry Birds." Creativity happens during the down times when your mind wanders and makes connections you wouldn't normally consider.