The other day I talked to Harriet Brown, author of Brave Girl Eating and Body of Truth. She’s working on another book project about estrangement and reconciliation. Here was her call for participation on Facebook: For my next book, I’m looking to talk with people who have been estranged from family members or are currently estranged. The book is about …
We encourage children to have boundless compassion for other people and in theory that’s a wonderful thing but in real life we’d be better served if we were raised to have bounded compassion, which is compassion with clear boundaries.
Myth: Good Parents Always Enjoy Their Kids. No. they don’t because the children of good parents are not always enjoyable.
I was thinking about the juxtaposition, about Ferguson and the ice bucket challenge both lighting up social media and not usually meeting up.
When I was teaching parenting classes in Portland nearly two decades ago I had one parent in the class who was there because she’d been mandated by child protective services. I don’t know the whole story but I knew that she didn’t want to be there. She made it clear that she resented having to sit there listening to a …
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