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Parental Love

Rethinking Love: Is love an emotion?

Paul Ekman | Posted 02.14.2017 | Divorce
Paul Ekman

February 14, 2017 Is love an emotion? Let's put aside loving your job or a piece of clothing, in which the use of the word "love" is as a superlative...

Why I Will Never Rank My Husband and Child

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

I will never tell you I love my child more than I love my husband. I will also never tell you that I love my husband more than I love my child. What a ridiculous thing to compare.

Home From the Sea

Tricia McCallum | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

My father is on the left in the photo. At a party years ago my father found himself sitting beside a rather austere young woman who haughtily annou...

How Parents Express Love in Different Parts of the World

Paula Vasan | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Paula Vasan

Jennifer Lansford is looking at the ways parents express love for their children. The data -- gathered by studying parent-child relationships in the U.S., China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Thailand and Sweden -- reveal insightful differences in the ways love is expressed.

All You Need Is Love?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

What stops us from feeling and exhibiting that love? Maybe we're so fearful of doing the wrong things that we get paralyzed.

Where Children's Problems Stem From: Nature's Blueprint Part 3 -- Parent Beyond "Love"

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

The reality is, our child seeks our love from birth. Being pulled from the womb, it experiences fear of abandonment, so it seeks the love of its caretaker by imitating her, feeling if it is like her, she will love it, and thus always be there when it needs her.

Message for All Parents: Love Your Kids

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

Tragedies that take kids too soon are always unexpected. As busy moms, we just forget that we are all fragile. We sometimes forget that the messy room, the lapse in homework, the bad grade, aren't the important things about mothering.

Love: Unequal And Incomparable

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

My love for my boys isn't "equal" in height, weight or circumference. The love I feel for my second is absolutely incomparable to the love I feel for my first. As if it's a different color, a different language, a different texture or a different tonality.

Defending Jacob Is a Stunning Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

William Landay has written a stunning novel and it is one that should draw attention to the possibilities it raises. In the next few weeks, Defending Jacob is the novel most readers are going to be discussing.