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Parental Influence

'You've Got to Be Carefully Taught'

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When my first child began to talk, I was astonished to hear my words, phrases and tone of voice coming from a 2-year-old.

25 Parenting Phrases We Swore We'd Never Say

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

There was a certain language they spoke, that cliché "parentese," that I swore would never pass my lips.

The Power of Parents

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

As a child born to a subsistence farm couple in an area characterized by racism and poverty, hardly a day passes when I don't think about my parents. The older I get, the more intrigued I become with what motivated them to possess such unyielding faith in the power of education when they had so little formal education themselves.

Lessons From a Tennis Mom

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

I never set out to get my daughter hooked on tennis. She just got jealous of the fun I was having with Dad, and took my spot. I'm not complaining. I've learned a few things on the sidelines.