parenting

Open to Emotion

I was in Trader Joe’s the other day. Next line over was a boy and his mom. Suddenly, wails billowed from his little three-year-old body. He was holding his mouth, pointing to the shopping cart. The nasty steel contraption that is so fun to hang on, had somehow come alive and pinched his lip. His… Read more »

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Ambivalent Feelings All Parents Have

Like it or not, all parents have ambivalent feelings toward their children. Child development expert Joyce Catlett talks about where these feelings come from and how we can best deal with them in ourselves without hurting our children.

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Being a Role Model

Child development expert Joyce Catlett discusses how leading our own lives to the fullest positively influences our children.

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How to talk with kids about the economic crisis

It’s yet another hard subject to explain to our kids, but leaving them in the dark can mean leaving them alone to worry. Help your kids understand financial concerns without making them fearful. My sister and her husband were driving home recently, with their 5-year-old son in the backseat. The two adults were discussing the… Read more »

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Introduction to Alive to Parenting

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALIVE TO PARENTING

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Families and How to Survive Them

Robin Skynner M.D. and John Cleese – Written by psychiatrist Robin Skynner and Monty Python comedian John Cleese, this book provides an informative, and often comedic, exploration of  modern family dynamics. Called “witty” and “refreshing” the book offers meaningful insights and conveys real research-based information that is considered valuable and educational to anyone interested in… Read more »

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