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Family & Parenting

Parenting Decisions – His & Hers

In talking with others, I’m seeing a trend in a primary reference point men use in making parenting decisions: Their childhoods. Experiences that yielded what guys consider to be “good outcomes” is what they lean on for parenting decisions. Even men with hard childhoods use their upbringing as a reference point of what not to do. Women include their childhoods in their parenting approach, but it isn’t their main consideration. […]

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Cleaning Up Self-Doubt Sewage

If you’re like me, you have moments (or days or weeks) when you feel like crap about your parenting abilities. Spearheaded by self-doubt, its inner dialogue harps worse than you nag your kids. It sounds a little something like this: Was I too strict, was I too lenient, I shouldn’t have said that, I didn’t respond well, I didn’t engage enough, I was on my phone too much, I don’t […]

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