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Learning to Be a Parent

The Power of Shutting Up

Caroline Roy | Posted 09.25.2016 | Parents
Caroline Roy

Being prone to reasoning rather than listening when I see my kids struggle, this is a big lesson for me. Sometimes, shutting up makes all the difference. This way, we can find out whether we are dealing with a typical teenage situation or whether we need to dig deeper. We create that sacred safe space.

Learning When (And When Not) To Say 'No'

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 05.12.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

It was nice to remember that we could say "no" to behavior that makes our lives harder ... But there are other times when I can't decide whether it's appropriate to say "no."

Apologies To The Parents I Judged Before I Became One

Kara Gebhart Uhl | Posted 09.08.2016 | Parents
Kara Gebhart Uhl

Perhaps one of the biggest realizations I've made as a relatively new parent ... is how incredibly judgmental I was pre-children.