With the strength of unity, a signal of what we truly do know can rise above the din and discord.
You know those moms who post on Facebook all these wonderful things about their kids? Why do they do it? Well, I'm one of those moms, here's one of those posts and this is why I do it.
I'm a big fan of reality tv. There, I said it. Shame on me. I love nothing more than to be sucked into the relentless drama of the human race, captured in minute, ridiculously over-the-top egotistical fashion. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Everyone for themselves. Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed. I love it.
Clinicloud are preparing to launch their packaged digital thermometer and stethoscope that may attract a whole new market for whom smartwatches and Google Glass never appealed. If these devices are as simple to use and connect to parents' phones and apps as easily as the founders describe, then every home with children will want them.
Yes, there is a mound of research that shows that emotional support, resilience skills, healthy lifestyle habits, mindfulness and stress management techniques work; not only that, these skills can positively influence the mind-body connection in ways we didn't imagine before.
Despite that, there are some major shifts afoot in the way we love, partner, become parents and indulge our sexual passions. Given that, here's what I predict, based on current trends and research, love and marriage will look like in the years ahead.
In my obsessive quest to make sure I am not failing as a parent (or perhaps in a subconscious effort to prove to myself that I am), I started pondering what to do. The thinker in me has since played out this entire thought process scenario in an effort to determine if I over think things.
You may not have a romantic partner, but as a parent, you have plenty of love to celebrate. In fact, take advantage of the day to honor all the people who bring love to your life, including your children, family and friends, and your glorious self. Here are few tips for making the day special, even without a significant other:
Accountability for people of privilege must include breaking out of the safety of our cocoons of privilege and building relationships with people across lines of difference. It must begin with examining our privilege and then figuring out how to use our privilege to address the ongoing forms of injustice that we see.
When my daughter was born, I was ready. I had my facts straight and knew exactly how I wanted my daughter to feel about her body. To think about her self-worth. I was prepared to wage war on negative body image. Never in a million years did it occur to me that my real concern should have been her twin brother.
A close friend listened compassionately as I explained my plan to "do the right thing" and stick it out no matter how I felt. She then asked a question that would change my life: "Do you truly think an unhappy mother can raise happy children?" No. I didn't. And I don't.
Have them write down all the evidence supporting their thought and all the evidence negating their thought. Then ask them to have a debate--with themselves. Self-disputation is an excellent way to combat anxious thoughts. Remember, the goal here not positive thinking; it is accurate thinking.
The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education.
Holidays --"holy days" -- force us to relax. We take a break from our hectic, technology-toting everyday lives. This year, use Valentine's Day to slow down and reconnect, to honor your closest relationships, and to be grateful for your family. You have a whole day to feel the love.
At its best, Valentine's Day is a reminder to recognize the loves in your life. It doesn't have to be formulaic or mandated from large corporate interests. And just because those corporate interests exist doesn't mean we have to scrap the entire holiday.
We know we won't get as much sleep. We know the love of this one new person in the world will be so powerful and crushing that it will affect every decision we will make. But, what we also sort of felt when we started this game of parenthood is that, at some point, things would go back to the way they were before her.