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Parenting Beyond Belief

Decisions, decisions. If you have children, you will have to decide how you will raise them. How do you raise ethical, caring kids?  Will you teach them tenets of a certain religion, or will you attempt to do so without religion?  Will you model what you want to see, or simply tell them, “Do as […]

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The End of the World

Are we so blind that we cannot see the end of the world occurring right now?  I don’t mean the apocalyptic end of the world some are predicting.  I mean the day-in-day-out abuse and intolerance and cruelty that pervades everything we do (including where we buy, what we buy, how we relate to others, when we […]

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Promoting Trust

More from The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary. [Post image: Liliana at fair, July 2011]

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The Conscious Parent

From The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary. It reminded me of Aibileen Clark’s words in The Help.  Aibileen is a black nanny to a little white girl, Mae Mobley, who is severely neglected by her mother.  Every chance she gets, Aibileen whispers these words into Mae Mobley’s ears: “You is beautiful…you […]

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Looking Past Appearances

My friend Ronda sent me Melody Ross’s brave and endearing post “We Must See Past What It Seems” on the Brave Girls Club website.  You must read it.  [Scroll over the title in the first sentence.  The link is there.] It’s all about hurtful experiences…how we all have them…and how we treat others when they’re […]

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