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Loss of Innocence

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut. According to Jewish law, it's an age-old custom to allow a boy's hair to grow untouched until he's...

Saying Goodbye to Our Kids' Childhoods, One Ritual at a Time

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

I turned away, my eyes filled with tears, as I put away the peanut butter and jelly. He's only 8. I'm not ready for this, I thought. It's all going by too fast.

The Case for Santa

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 01.31.2015 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Tonight I faced one of the worst tiny fears of an American parent. My child was not dead or dying, she was not stripping for a living and doing drugs. She had, however, at age 8, discerned the falsity of Santa.

Reclaiming the Wisdom of Innocence

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

We can experiment with wise innocence. We can choose to see the world and ourselves with fresh, pure eyes in any moment. Who knows what opportunities might open for us if we do?