While it’s not something particularly pleasant to consider, I firmly believe that we have an obligation as parents to teach our children how to mourn as surely as we teach them to ride a bike.
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Deep down, I know I made the right choice . . . people have to come before pets. But, it will be a long time before I recover emotionally from losing our sweet pup.
Here are some ways you can encourage and teach your kids to be responsible spenders and savers.
After experiencing the devastating effects of her 14-year-old son Michael’s death in 1984, Peggy Bohme, co-founder of The WARM Place, reached out to her nine-year-old daughter’s pediatrician in search of a place where Meghan could grapple with her own feelings of loss and receive additional emotional support. Her pediatrician, Dr. John Richardson, explained how such a place […]
I grew up in a family that often used spanking as a tool for discipline. While I was dealt my share of spankings, my older brother received the majority. Aside from being in trouble less often, spankings simply were not necessary for me. I was the kid who crumbled when I disappointed my parents. I didn’t need […]
The other day I read this article. Go read it. But if you don’t want to, here’s the gist: A mother chose a home birth for her delivery and it ended in near tragedy with a lifeless baby being rushed to the NICU. (Now I am not debating the pros or cons of home birth […]
My sister and I are almost six years apart in age. When I was starting kindergarten, she was beginning middle school. She left for college when I was entering high school and for most of my teen years I felt like an only child. We rarely had similar interests, and I always thought the age […]