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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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Parenting the Whole Child

Posted by on Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

Parenting the Whole Child
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The brain is a fascinating organ. It weighs about three pounds when fully grown and entails a plethora of complicated electrical and chemical processes that can stump the savviest of scientists. Encased in a jelly-like substance in the skull, it is thought to separate human beings from other animals, and allows for the sophisticated thought processes, emotions, and behaviors exhibited throughout our lives.

But although we have quite a complex, resilient brain, poor health, age, stress, abuse, neglect, trauma, substance abuse, and a host of other life circumstances can affect its functionality in negative ways. Different brains cope with trauma differently — some more able to withstand it, some less. Meanwhile, a child’s brain is especially complicated — and requires a host of positive experiences to remain healthy. 

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“Parenting Doctor” to speak in Corvallis
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2014-04-28T14:00:00Z “Parenting Doctor” to speak in Corvallis Albany Democrat Herald

CORVALLIS — The Parenting Success Network will host a free seminar “Pocketful of Feelings” with nationally recognized speaker Dr. Ann Corwin from 6:30 to 8: 30 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 Cleveland Ave., Corvallis.

Known to many as “The Parenting Doctor,” Corwin uses decades of expe rience in parenting consulting and child development education to help thousands of families around the world.

Parenting questions on how to help children manage their feelings often arise. How do we teach a three year old they can’t hit another child? How do we respond to a preschooler’s tantrums? How do we handle teen sulking?

Free onsite childcare is available by calling 541-917-4899 by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15. Sign-ups after that date will be first-come, first-serve.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Parenting Success Network, Mullins Charitable Funds, Linn-Benton Community College Parenting Education, the Corvallis School District, Corvallis Kiwanis Noon Club and additional organizations throughout the mid-valley.

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Parenting Fair offers fun for the whole family

Posted by on Monday, 21 April, 2014

Parenting Fair offers fun for the whole family
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2014-04-21T00:00:00Z Parenting Fair offers fun for the whole familyTimes Staff nwitimes.com

GARY | Indiana Parenting Institute and Community & Faith Outreach Initiative will celebrate people raising children in Northwest Indiana from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Baber Youth Center at First AME Church, 2005 Massachusetts St. Admission is free and open to the community.

This year’s Parenting Fair, held in conjunction with the Parenting Awareness Month Indiana, features games and giveaways for both parents and children. Community family services providers will also be available with information and help on how to access needed family resources in the Calumet Region, such as food, utilities, housing, activities for youth, bullying strategies and solutions, counseling, and health care.

Entertainment includes magic, face painting and music, with some special guests expected. There’s even a Scavenger Hunt for the family, leading to some great opportunities.

IPI will be honoring three families and two organizations in the community who have shown a determination and dedication to improving the quality of life of their families and the families they serve…………… continues on nwitimes.com

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Expo to highlight holistic parenting
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Does your baby grow green?

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge of natural parenting or trying to find businesses that match your holistic needs, check out the Knoxville Natural Parenting Expo, which runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Started as a grassroots event by local mothers, the expo is sponsored this year by the Bohemian Baby boutique and includes more than 70 vendors with local resources for green living, holistic health and wellness, children’s arts, natural parenting and nutrition.

Speakers will include Margarita McClure of Blueberry Diapers, who will discuss how she took her home business from a hobby to a multimillion-dollar business.

Dr. Leonard Brabson of St. Mary’s Birth and Midwifery Center will speak about the latest studies on pregnancy and prenatal care, as well as his practice, which includes midwives, physicians and nurse practitioners.

Other speakers will be offered as well.

The 4th Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change aims to be a record-breaking event. Hundreds of local families will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous cloth diaper changes.

The annual event is held worldwide to raise awareness of the benefits of cloth diapering.

Vendors and host Bohemian Baby will provide prizes and giveaways, and a vendor scavenger hunt w…………… continues on Knoxville News Sentinel

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