If we don't speak up, who will? If we don't educate our children and our communities, who will? If we don't eradicate shame and be the strong women that we can only hope our daughters will someday be, than who will?
I think we must figure out how we can we give ourselves, and others, permission to mourn their should have beens. Can we give ourselves, and others, permission to feel it all -- the blessings, the lucky, the anger, the sadness, the guilt, and even, the shame?
All living things can be nothing other than what they are. When we use coercion or try to control another's destiny, eventually, it'll backfire.
With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.
Be weird. It's what makes you unique and it's why you can make a difference in this world. And the only way getting called weird can hurt you is if you let it.
It's that remarkable time of year parents of college kids have been looking forward to with excitement and just a little bit of trepidation. While we can't wait to see our kids when they are home for holiday vacation, we are also not exactly clear what to expect.
I fear the anger that this little boy may develop -- for him, for the adults in his life, and for the community. In this holiday season, wouldn't it be amazing if we appreciated our children -- the very best gift of all?
It is terribly awkward to deal with a child's upsetting behavior without stepping on the toes of her parent. Your situation is even more challenging because you wisely understand that this little one is both mimicking her mother and acting out her hurt. Here are my thoughts.
Babies are showered with presents, love and joy before they are even born, so what obligation do we have to make sure they have more presents on Christmas morning?
All the winter holidays hold one thing in common: a celebration of light. It makes sense, really. During the coldest, darkest time of year, here come the holidays, with their Diwali lamps, menorahs, and Yule logs, to set our hearts aglow. Or not.
The findings of a recent study from the American Psychological Association are right on target. The study confirms that childhood psychological abuse has lasting, significant damage, equal to or exceeding the long-term consequences of physical abuse.
There are gifts and there are gifts. Typically the ones we exchange during the holidays are perfectly fine. (Anyone wants to send me chocolate, you've got my email.) But face it, despite the stressing about what to get and how much to spend, most of what we give and get is just not that memorable.
As much as I sometimes want to, we don't pin a sign to Mareto's shirt explaining his autism. So other people, particularly strangers, give us a lot of attention in the form of staring, dirty looks, snide under-the-breath comments and just overall judgment.
There was a me, before there was a mom. I was my parent's first child, and I was loved and very special to them. I had adventures and experiences as a child and teenager that helped mold me. As a young woman I went out and explored the world, like you are now.
I raised an only child twice and saw the differences in parenting styles because my children are 23 years apart. Living through the differences from...
Let's face it -- we all feel entitled and even ungrateful at times. That's just part of being a human. It's especially part of being a small, growing person who is steadily working through a predictable series of tasks and milestones.