I now realize now that it is the overall way I responded to aggression that has mattered in my children's lives. Given the stress that our children face in today's world, this is an essential life skill.
Nicholas Kristof had an interesting column about liberals, conservatives, and brain wiring. Unfortunately, he misunderstands the idea of "hard wiring," taking this to mean that liberals and conservatives are "born that way."
Cesar explains that if life is divided into four worlds: instinctual, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. As he was growing up, he developed a deep connection to the instinctual and spiritual worlds.
I am fascinated by playgrounds as mirrors of our society. And, lately, I have jumped back into playgrounds with both feet as I accompany my 20-month-old grandson Cash to one or another playground in Queens.
The launch of the Global Motherhood partnership between Johnson & Johnson and The Huffington Post offers the opportunity to give voice to the power of mothers as champions for the health and survival of their children, their families and, by extension, their communities.