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Parental Guilt

Tales from the Dog Park

Gary Karton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Gary Karton

I couldn't tell you her name, or the name of the baby she was pushing in the stroller, but I knew her dog. His name was Arthur and he was one of my favorites. So I was a little bummed when the woman approached me and said, "We're moving to Pittsburgh."

It's Not Your Fault, Really!

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

To forgive ourselves is no easy task. We have to rediscover our innocence. If we have the opportunity, as children, to have parents who can say that they are sorry for things, then we learn to forgive them and forgive ourselves.

Did I Ruin My Life By Having/Adopting These Kids?

Carrie Goldman | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

There is a little-told secret among those of us who adopt or have trouble building a family -- we feel as if we should be grateful for every minute every second of every hour for our children, as if we never have the right to feel overwhelmed by the tasks of parenting.

Why I Will Never Homeschool My Children

Eva Glettner | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

You know the age old adage "absence makes the heart grow fonder?" Well, in my case, it makes me adore my children (almost) unconditionally. When I am given a bit of a break from my brood, I relish the time that I do spend with them. Homeschooling parents, HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Overcoming Parental Guilt: Perspectives From Brain Biology

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Despite our best efforts, we sometimes find ourselves in deep states of regret or guilt. What are some of the factors that contribute to this guilt, and what can you do to overcome this?