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I love Harriet Lerner and I just added her new book on forgiveness to my Amazon wishlist. I love what she says about this article on forgiveness -- basically that forgiveness isn't the golden key to happiness that we (therapists included) sell it as, that forgiveness can look lots of different ways, and that a good counselor can help you process your anger, hurt and betrayal so you can find peace even if you can't find forgiveness.
Forgiveness Is Not a Binary State

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“American Buddhist teacher Susan Piver argues that meditation isn’t an instrument of improving yourself, but a break from it. ”

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“It comes down to knowing and trusting that someone is in charge of the relationship, he says, and at the same time, showing that the child’s emotions aren’t going to run the family. “Offer soothing,” he says, “but offer limits when life intervenes” — when dinner needs to be made, a sibling needs to be attended to.”

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I’ve been thinking about middle school girls and I’ve been thinking about middle school boys and what a mess it all is to be 12 or 13 and trying to figure this whole thing out, this boy/girl thing and this masculinity/femininity thing. (My youngest just…

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I would love to see research on this with kids who were adopted at or soon after birth. And this is also a reminder that singing, talking to and reading to your baby is a very good thing.
How a mother’s voice shapes her baby’s developing brain – Kate Fehlhaber | Aeon Ideas

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This line from the article speaks to my philosophy, too, '"In neuroscience, we tend to think that if healthy brains act in a certain way, there should be a reason for it," says Juliet Davidow.' If your kid is doing stuff that other kids seem to be doing, it likely serves a purpose and learning to work with it instead of fighting it is probably going to give you better results.
Teens' Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster http://buff.ly/2dkpmXv

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Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

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Good advice: “The key, if we’re talking about public speaking or really anything that kids are fearful of, is to think of anxiety levels on a scale of 1 to 10, and to make sure you’re pushing kids within a zone of 4 to 6.”

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Babies need loving, responsive adults to make them whole. This is best illustrated by watching the still face study, which was created by Ed Tronick, a developmental psychologist. This version is done with dads (a great reminder that it’s parents — not…

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Raising Body Positive Kids in a Body Negative World #feedly
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