Brain, Child Magazine
01/19/2017 at 13:35. Facebook
Come to think of it, I don’t know everything there is to know about parenting. In fact, I’m not sure I know anything. I am just confused.

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www.themercury.com.au

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Brain, Child Magazine
01/18/2017 at 11:33. Facebook
Brain, Child Magazine
01/17/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
I love my children with a love that could burn forever, but more often than not, I'm tired. It helps to hear a little encouragement from your best friend, or even just to have her listen to you complain about how tired you are.

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Honestly, I Couldn’t Parent Without My BFF

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Brain, Child Magazine
01/15/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Offering kids the opportunity to pursue what they’d like, freed from societal expectations, is an undeniably positive thing — whether it has to do with toys, clothing, or their future aspirations. But the scientific reality is that it’s futile to treat children as blank slates with no predetermined characteristics. Biology matters.

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The futility of gender-neutral parenting

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Brain, Child Magazine
01/14/2017 at 17:08. Facebook
They take your daughter overnight when it’s time for your husband's second brain surgery, they...

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On Friendship

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Most days, I offer conciliatory and sympathetic smiles to those mothers-of-younger children. I usually adore my solo trip to the store with only my own desires to address. But this day, a subtle sadness creeps in and carries whispers and hints of the other children I know I won’t have, and the days I used to have with my own Abby and Henry, now off at school.

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The Never Agains

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And guess what? Good enough might just be the new gold standard

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New Year, New Gear: Can This Mom Make the Move to Airplane Mode?

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This is what I know about teens: teens take time...

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Witness for the Defence (of Teens)

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On his 8th birthday, I want to tell my son how incredibly beautiful he is in his stretched out, lanky body—the moles that magically appeared on his arms and neck this summer, his widening jaw, his new, crooked teeth. His mind always racing, his gorgeous, fiery thoughts.

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To My Son, Turning 8

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I grew up learning to think outside of the box, and I attribute much of my creativity to my mom's stubborn inventiveness.

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My Mom Chose Welfare Instead of a Minimum Wage Job

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We bring leaves back to the craft table. I have a new trick to show her. I slip a maple leaf between two pieces of paper and gently rub the graphite over the hidden leaf. Slowly it reveals itself, the intricate edges, tiny veins, strong stem. A perfect replica, a moment memorized. A version we can keep.

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If the Season We Could Keep

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Decades later, when I drove my daughter home in silence after her final game, I thought about how watching my mother work six days a week taught me the work ethic that enabled me to have the luxury of time she didn’t have.

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Becoming the Sports Parent I Wished I’d Had

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Since it became mainstream in the 1970s, Jackson said, the American education system has seen firsthand the failure of the current approach of concentrating on students’ weaknesses.

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Why Aren’t All Kids in the Gifted Class? – Bright

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Tell your kids there is room for one more. Tell them they are important and needed. Tell them you are praying and expecting that strong heartbeat to keep beating and beating until they are in your arms and eating bananas with big sis and later, still, running around. Families share their plans.

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Opinion: Tell Your Kids Early

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Fowl Language Comics
"I list all the ways someone I never met has marked my life..."

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History of David

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A peaceful Saturday night is interrupted by a defective chocolate machine and very unconventional family dynamics...

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Homage to Señor eX

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