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When to Roar: Teaching Kids About Wildlife

by Brooke Faulkner It’s time to have “the talk” with your kid. It might be tricky. You don’t want him to feel like he’s done anything wrong, but his behavior makes it very clear that it’s time. Oh no, not that talk. I’m talking about the other animal conversation: the “you can’t pull the cat’s tail” and the “don’t walk up to strange dogs
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Teaching Kids about Grooming, Intimacy, and Boundaries

by Rachel Thomas Before we begin, we should define what we mean by the term grooming. When I say grooming, you might think of beautification, fashion and vanity, or about grooming your child for medical school. In fact, the kind of grooming we need for our children is about love, intimacy and good mental health. Grooming as an expression of love Once I went
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On Yogi Parenting — Episode 88

Listen to Fearless Parent Radio™ on Wednesdays at 7pm ET online on PRN.fm or by phone by dialing (401) 347-0456. Once the show has aired, listen on our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. Check back here to keep tabs on our upcoming shows! #88 — On Yogi Parenting ** October 28, 2015 Host // Kelly Brogan, MD Wouldn’t life be easier if you just knew how to
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Five Scripts for Building Resilience in Children with Chronic Conditions

By Donna Jackson Nakazawa Imagine this: you’ve had a long day—stress at work, an argument with your spouse, an unexpected bill to deal with—and on top of everything else, your teenager, whom you’ve asked three times to take out the garbage, still won’t get off his computer. You snap and tell him that he’s being selfish, then instantly regret saying the words; you know
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Recreating A Tribal Childhood

“When many people are parents to a child, it makes it possible for the child to go to anybody and just sit and talk…. If we don’t encourage our children to talk and be open, they learn other ways to let their voice out, and this energy can become highly destructive to them.”   – Sobonfu Some (1) by Rachel Thomas My generation — the
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Top Ten Reasons Why This Attorney Chose a Home Birth

By Valerie Borek, Esq. For those of you wondering about what happens in the brain of an attorney when she becomes a mother, here’s a glimpse. For me, it was life changing. Saying I had a baptism by fire in birth rights, motherhood, and even in just being a woman, is an understatement. My eyes were opened to the injustice of maternity care in
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A Mother’s Love for “Heal Your Body”

by Rachel Thomas I have a health practitioner’s love, a woman’s love, and a mother’s love for Louise Hay’s book, Heal Your Body. I first learned about her book 15 years ago. I had been diagnosed with ovarian cysts and was working with natural remedies to avoid surgery. In a session with my energy worker, out came the book, and I received my first
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Feminism and Parenting. Why Have Kids?

by Louise Kuo Habakus I was in a mood when my eyes glanced at this book title. Indeed, I thought, the ungrateful little buggers. Oops, I’m not supposed to express that publicly. The central mothering narrative is that our children complete us. At times, they surely do. But not always. Author Jessica Valenti’s central thesis in her new book Why Have Kids? is that
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Holistic Parenting 101 – Episode 42

Listening to this show (and then buying Brian’s funny and wise book) is the perfect way to be introduced to the basics. It’s Holistic Parenting 101… enlightening for brand new parents, affirming for parents in the thick of it, and entertaining for everyone. Brian is mellow, zen, and super insightful. He had me before page 1. In the Preface, Brian describes responding to his
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Dolphin Parenting, A Tiger-Free Zone – Episode 31

July 2, 2014 — Shimi Kang, MD with Louise Kuo Habakus I was transfixed by Amy Chua’s “Tiger Mom” book and read it in one breath. I was simultaneously embarrassed for her and morbidly impressed.  Her two daughters seemed awfully accomplished, after all. I squashed the seed of insecurity that was planted and promptly gave the book to my son to read. Ha! That
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