Month: May 2018

Counting to Three (But Not Like You’re Thinking)

Many kids have an inherent panic response when Mom or Dad starts counting, “1…2…3…”–the three most fearsome numbers of childhood. Although the consequences differ from household to household, counting is often code for imminent trouble. Peaceful parenting can change that. Numbers can be your child’s friend, once again (and yours, too). Here’s how. When you’re upset with …

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Time Really Does Stand Still: The Importance of Friendship

When I had my daughter, everyone told me how quickly the time would pass—that I should “cherish every moment,” whatever that meant. Indeed, she’s now on the brink of turning 5. Although some moments have felt like they’d last forever—usually the less-than-pleasant ones—I can only assume that some sort of time warp has propelled us …

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