Category Archives: Parenting

Empathy Connects; Sympathy Disconnects

Empathy absorbs tons of pain; maybe not all, but lots. It also connects people. It strengthens bonds between people. Empathy helps when your child is in pain. It lets your child know that you got it–you know they are hurting. … Read more

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Striking a balance between success and failure

As those of you who have met with me know, I’m fond of the Love and Logic approach to parenting. I just read this quote from this week’s newsletter, “Remember that it’s really good for your kids to have an … Read more

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Every 15 Minutes Helps

Drivers now die at a rate of one ever 19 to 20 minutes, Officer John Pruitt of the CHP told us last night at College Park High School’s Every 15 Minute’s program. He says that kids are driving more safely … Read more

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Sh***y Parents Anonymous

So I about fell out of my chair laughing at Drew Magary‚Äôs post over at Deadspin. He accounts attending his first class of the Parent Encouragement Program, which he called Sh***y Parents Anonymous. The advice he recounts is mostly right … Read more

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Grace, Resilient Kids and a System

A mother at one of my recent talks told me afterward that the most helpful thing I said was, “If you make a mistake in parenting, your child will give you 400 more chances to get it right.” She was … Read more

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