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“Neuroscience Says ________ Will Harm Your Kids!”

Readers, Here’s an infuriating, reassuring piece (first one, then the other) by Laura Flores Shaw in the Huffington Post: “Stop Using Neuroscience to Scare Parents.” It reminds me of my book‘s chapter, “Relax! Not Every Little Thing You Do Has That Much Impact on Your Child’s Development!” In this essay, Shaw is reacting to a Time piece […]

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How to Shame a Parent

Readers — Here are two comments on the post below this one, about a mom leaving her son, 7, at home for half an hour: It is absolutely irresponsible to leave a child age 5,6,7 even 8 at home alone. That is just lazy parenting. You leave them because it is not convenient for you […]

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Guinevere and the Fire and Us

I am so glad one of you sent this Fred Small song in…even though I’m now typing with tears in my eyes. What a song, what a story, what a lesson. (This is not a video — only audio, so don’t wait for the picture to start moving): And a good song for us to […]

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