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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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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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Fatigue and Your Adrenals – Episode 40

Listen to Fearless Parent Radio online on PRN.fm or on your phone by dialing (619) 550-0869. Once the show has aired, listen on our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. Adrenal-related issues are seemingly epidemic today—many people complain of some degree of “adrenal fatigue” or “burnout.” This is hardly surprising given the high stress levels of modern life. But what exactly does this mean?
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Food Stress. I’ve Lost My Appetite!

by Alison MacNeil Cooking dinner in my house is about as stressful as putting together two pieces of flat-pack Ikea furniture with my husband, hungover, on a deadline, with the kids milling about. And the sad part is… I used to love to cook. We have four people and four different diets going at my house. I am Paleo, my husband is dairy-free, my
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Send Your Kids to Summer Camp

Second in a series about planning for summer (Part 1) by Louise Kuo Habakus Here’s my final thought on what to do with your kids over the summer: Send them away Yes, I’m serious. It’s good for us. It’s good for them. I can hover too much. I tell them what to eat, how to eat, when to eat. Do this. Don’t do that.
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What Are the Kids Doing This Summer?

by Louise Kuo Habakus It’s the beginning of spring, and you know what’s on your mind. What are the kids going to do this summer? It’s time to start planning. And hurry, because camps are filling up! Yes, after complaining all year about the kids’ non-stop, crazy school and activity schedule, we contemplate a glorious summer full of possibilities and we… panic. Myth of
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Kids Do Come With A Manual – Part 2

by Katie Beecher, MS, LPC, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent Second in a series of two posts (Part 1) Yesterday, I wrote about the gift of parental intuition. It’s how we know kids do come with a manual. Today, we’re focused on how to listen to these cues, to become better parents. As a teenager, I was introduced to the philosophy of Carl Jung.
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Kids Do Come With A Manual – Part 1

by Katie Beecher, MS, LPC, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent First in a series of two posts (Part 2) We worry endlessly, of course. But the truth is, kids do come with a manual. We are our own best guides. Most of the time, answers to our problems, issues, and even day-to-day conundrums aren’t found in books or on TV, but in our own
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Parenting Through Crisis – Episode 10

January 29, 2014 — Bruce Feiler with Louise Kuo Habakus and Alison MacNeil Six-time New York Times bestselling author + Personal medical crisis + Happy family expert = Bruce Feiler on parenting after something bad happens Across the country, families are already struggling with financial worries, time strain, and emotional stress. What happens to families when a health crisis hits? Are there parenting lessons
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Let’s Be H.O.W. During the Holidays. (Honest. Open. Willing)

by Stephanie Martel, Guest Blogger for Fearless Parent Navigating the holidays can be a tricky landscape– there are usually too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Can you relate? I have found with the right support and mindset in place, creating new traditions and fun memories can help you avoid ruffling a few feathers. This is a call to all of you hard working
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