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~ Albert Einstein


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Fix Negative Self-talk in Teens – Dr. Kristin Neff

Fix Negative Self-talk in Teens – Dr. Kristin Neff

This one is for you if you have kids at home (like we do) who are overly self-critical. It’s hard to be a teen these days, especially if you are a girl. There is a lot of pressure on teens to look a certain way, to be popular, to achieve in school and sports and...

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Racial Justice: What we're learning

Racial Justice: What we're learning

Last week we wrote to you, saying that we are educating ourselves about race, listening to Black people and People of Color to hear their experiences, and talking–perhaps awkwardly and imperfectly–about race and social justice... This is not easy work, but it’s...

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3 Steps to Raising Resilient Kids

3 Steps to Raising Resilient Kids

Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t shield our kids from what is going on in the world. They see it all happening on their phone or the computer or people talking about it. It’s a lot to take in, for them and for us. When there is so much that is unfair, unpredictable,...

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When teens don’t want to talk

When teens don’t want to talk

Cecilia here. In our family, I have a tendency to want to “fix” things. I’m a doer, a peacemaker, a nurturer, and sometimes I just can help myself. If someone is upset, I want to help them calm down. If there is an argument, I want to find a solution. If someone is...

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How to Stop Mom Shaming

How to Stop Mom Shaming

Even before the pandemic, 90% of American moms and 85% of dads felt judged (New York Times). Is this true of just American parents? I don’t think so because we talk with parents all over the world. I taught a parenting class in the Philippines and one of the most...

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