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Trichy parenting: How I learned to try to see the whole picture that is my …

Posted by on Thursday, 10 September, 2015

Trichy parenting: How I learned to try to see the whole picture that is my …
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September 10 at 11:18 AM

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Trichotillomania. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, now does it?

When my daughter first started pulling she was 9 and it was like a tornado of energy had ripped though her. She ran in to see me, panicked and breathless, blurting, “I’ve pulled my eyelashes out and I can’t stop.” Lost and totally out of my depth, I simply said, “They’ll grow back, don’t worry.” I couldn’t see the rest of the glacier approaching. I did what I could, cheered her on, kept track of what looked like growth and even applied a Latisse-style eyelash serum to help nudge her eyelashes along a little faster.

Weeks later, her brows went missing. She’s a light blonde so it wasn’t terribly drastic at first. Then, at Thanksgiving a friend asked me in passing “what’s up with her eyes?” I chalked it up to stress. I blamed school. I thought, “it’ll pass.”

Until it didn’t. Soon enough, her face was bald of any hair;…………… continues on Washington Post

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Parenting Shouldn’t Be About Self-Sacrifice, Whatever Your Income
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Since becoming a mother five years ago, I’ve been careful about how I discuss parenting with my childless friends. I try to avoid clich?s. I try not to describe it as a more noble and sacred act that I’m experiencing it to be. I tell them it’s fun; it can be like reliving my own childhood, playing a new role in each familiar scene. It makes me cry—and laugh—far more than I used to. It’s terrifying and interminable. And yes, I can imagine my life without parenting. And yes, I probably would trade it for the world, if presented the opportunity on a particularly frustrating day. But there’s one concept I’m especially hesitant to associate with my parenting experience: sacrifice. Though it’s long been a societal buzzword when discussing what constitutes good parenting, to me, sacrifice has always connoted regret, solemnity, and even martyrdom. However reluctant or difficult, the choices I make in order to prioritize my daughter are a kind of pragmatic barter.

Last weekend, I stumbled upon a new Buzzfeed video called, “Children From Black Families Reveal Sacrifices Their Parents Made.” In it, six black millennials recount the difficu…………… continues on The New Republic

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Free-range parenting discussion misses the bigger picture

Posted by on Sunday, 1 February, 2015

Free-range parenting discussion misses the bigger picture
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January 30

Child welfare rarely gets covered by the news media unless there is a tragedy.

But the case of a Silver Spring family under investigation by Montgomery County’s Child Protective Services for allowing their 10- and 6-year-old children to walk home alone from a park has spurred a roiling debate that pits so-called free-range parents against those with a less permissive attitude.

It’s a debate over parenting styles, akin to talking about whether co-sleeping or giving kids juice will help or hurt them in the long run.

This debate misses the larger point. What we should…………… continues on Washington Post

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Free-Range Parenting Debate: Should Kids Be Allowed to Roam Unsupervised?
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Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from the park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland, when they were suddenly confronted by strangers.

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Parenting in a Nutshell: Give the gift of picture books this holiday season

Posted by on Saturday, 7 December, 2013

Parenting in a Nutshell: Give the gift of picture books this holiday season
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Making a point to point out the good
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If a waitress accidentally spilled a glass of water on me during a meal, I imagine I’d be a little annoyed. Even if I knew it was a mistake, I may sigh with exasperation and likely let my impatience show in some way.

Recently, I saw a teenager handle this situation in a remarkable way.

She was sitting with her sister and father at a sushi restaurant, and the server was placing water glasses on the table. One of the glasses knocked over, and the water spilled on the girl’s lap.

It was late on a Saturday afternoon, and the small restaurant was empty except their group and me and my daughter sitting across the way.

Of course, the waitress immediately began apologizing and tried to wipe the girl’s pants. The young lady stood up, patted herself with some napkins and said: “Don’t worry about it. It’s water. It will dry.” She went back to enjoying her lunch with her family. When the server came by later and asked how she was doing, the girl smiled and said: “It’s pretty much dry now.”

Varisa Tsau, 45, moved to the St. Louis area a year and a half ago from Thailand. She’s been working as a waitress and speaks limited English.

“I felt sorry she was so wet,” Tsau told me later. She said that she appreciated that the girl was not angry.

“She said sorry to me, too,” Tsau said.

I approached the girl’s table before leaving and…………… continues on STLtoday.com

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