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'Are We There Yet?' The Worst Parenting Mistakes for Impatient Kids

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.23.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

We cannot expect our children to come into the world as patient and understanding as the Buddha. Teaching them patience teaches them how to operate in the world as healthy, well-adjusted adults. It teaches them how to monitor their emotions and how to think of others.

Not That Talented

Charles Cole III | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

I need to actively break down these cognitive barriers that society firmly supplants into the psyche of our children, hell, of our men, young and old.

Good Parenting: Do as I Do (Sometimes)

Michael M. Osit, Ed.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Michael M. Osit, Ed.D.

The adage "practice what you preach" applies to parenting in a very meaningful way. Children copy and mimic their parents' mannerisms, attitudes, and behavior. Even the most oppositional child has the parents' imprint, whether they consciously imitate them or not.

Separate the Real Role Models From the Fake

Charles Garcia | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Finding a good mentor is a smart way to stay on track as your pursue your goals in life. The best role models aren't usually athletes, TV icons, rock stars or supermodels. The best role models are around us and in front of us every day. They are parents and teachers.

Using Trauma to Spark Change in the New Year

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As we enter 2013, the acute pain of the Sandy Hook massacre is beginning to recede. While some people yearn to move on, others vow never to forget. As part of the healing process, I suggest we do both. Action aimed at creating something meaningful can go a long way toward recovery.

Who Should Be Famous? Poet Toni Blackman Weighs In

] | Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

Is the role model, as a role, played out? It's a term rap lyricist, actress and writer Toni Blackman says she often debates with her peers. And while ...

The Beauty of a Positive Role Model

Mandy Moore | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Mandy Moore

If a girl is going to reach her dreams or even change the world, she needs a woman in her corner to help her see her full potential.

Third World America: Is Living a Normal Life a Political Statement?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

America is going through economic chaos. But a lot of other things are going on, too. There aren't enough of us living normal, stable lives.