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The Great Parenting Debates

Empathizing is Hard to Do

Yesterday while talking to parents at Echo Horizon school in Culver City, Ca. about Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids, I mentioned that I’d found giving my kids empathy difficult --- even though I know empathy helps you take a child’s point of view, which strengthens her feelings of autonomy. I guess  Read More 
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The Overscheduling Myth

Why do we love to criticize other parents for overscheduling their kids?

Maybe it’s a way to justify the choices that you’ve made. “You’ve decided this isn’t your lifestyle,” says sociologist Sandra Hofferth, “and rejected those of other people.”

There’s probably more criticism of overscheduling in America today than  Read More 
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Don't worry if your child reaches milestones late

A nice article about why not to worry if your child isn't reaching a milestone: in
Avoiding New Mom Comparison Traps Evonne Lack writes that new moms especially are constantly wondering what's normal and what's not. But, just so your child reaches milestones  Read More 
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Economic Crisis Adds to Pressure on Parents

The economic crisis is adding to the pressures on parents today. Getting together college money is even harder than before. That can ratchet up our worry about how our kids are doing in school, because it seems even more important for them to get good grades and perhaps a scholarship. And it seems all the more  Read More 
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