The trick is to be aware enough, present enough, to recognize those little moments when they come -- and not just the happy ones, but the gut-wrenching ones, too. The heartbreaking ones, too. Let us put life on pause, just for a heartbeat -- enough time to take a snapshot in our mind, bottle a feeling in our soul, and choose to live, and love, one moment at a time.
These are the facts: stuttering is not caused by psychological trauma, unsupportive parenting or mental neurosis. Rather, stuttering is a genetically influenced, neurological condition.
The inner meaning of a mother is the force in us that pushes us to look for the highest in us. It is the higher will to gain the highest understanding of all: The understanding that our purpose is simply to BE.
We've been through so much together in the past 3 ½ years. My tiny little, inconsolable baby had become a still tiny and still inconsolable 3 year old. She and I had been in this place so many times before. She and I have struggled through fits just like this more times than I can count, more times than I want to remember. And because of it, she and I have this thing, this bond. I know her. I know what she needs, I know what works. Because we've been here before.
Whether exposure to television violence contributes to antisocial behavior has been an issue of significant controversy for almost five decades. Some studies find evidence for effects, other studies don't, and there is much debate among scholars regarding the meaningfulness and quality of the studies on both sides
Raising a child often is a mirror image of one's own childhood , it resonates and lingers and the magic it represents pervades our consciousness. Parenting is challenged on all levels of memories and deals directly with old emotions, desires and fantasies.
She is 5 and she has already realized that in this world, it is easier to look the same. I teach high school girls. I know high school girls. For God's sake, I was a high school girl. Insecurity is a rite of passage
If we consider our spouse as a part of our growth, we can offer them our love regardless of what has happened in the past. We want our children to grow up in a world in which they believe that love is not only possible but that they are worthy of receiving it themselves.
They won't be "just right" for everything. They're definitely not perfect. I know that, but I don't want anyone to tell them yet.
I've spent the better part of my career looking at how technology influences kids and teens, and how gender can play a role in media experiences. Of course, we know that awareness for gender equality means being attune to our own personal biases and preferences.
There are going to be days that hurt and hollow you out. Those days are the kind you sit staring at a computer, at the wall or out of a window, just looking, but not seeing anything.
As our hearts ache, I can remember that for nine months, he grew within me. My heartbeat was his lullaby. He was safe, and he was already so loved. My body bears the signs and screams out he was here. He was here. He was here.
Digital technology allows kids to share their work with a wider audience and even collaborate with far-flung partners (an essential 21st-century skill). If they're really serious, social media can provide essential feedback for kids to hone their craft.
I also like to think that our parenting style is as fluid as our children are, their stage changes and our parenting changes to meet it. So maybe these type of parents drive me (and you?) crazy today, but tomorrow there's a chance we might be one of them!
There are certainly times when magic can be created in an instant. But more often than not, it takes time and nurturing to cultivate something magical. So once we have it, it needs to be both cherished and protected. That way, if someday it leaves you forever, you will appreciate it all the more.
The life of a skeptic can be lonely. I used to wonder if something was wrong with me. As an adult, I now know this is just who I am, down to my bones. And honestly, I wish more people were like me. There, I said it. Now hear me out.