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Parenting: An Astronauts Guide To Optimism

Chris Hadfield, an astronaut who recently spoke at a TED conference about “What I learned from going blind in space” tells us in this short video what his New Year’s resolution is for 2015.

Parenting: Loss and Grief – My Velveteen Rabbit 

The internet is a bizarre place where you can have so many “contacts” with people that you consider them “friends” without ever meeting them. Different generations may learn more levels of relationships; mine, calls someone a friend when I begin caring about them, share feelings and become willing to assist when able.

Remy Sharp has taught me about web development for many years although he resides across an ocean and we’ve never met. His personal blog recently revealed a “parenting” experience which many of us understand all too well. Dealing with loss and grief is, unfortunately, an all too frequent aspect of parenting. He’s given me permission to share with you if you’d like to read on…

The Simple Power of Hand Washing

Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap and hand washing. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy hand washing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and worse. Sidibe, a public-health expert, makes a smart case for public-private partnerships to promote clean hands — and local, sustainable entrepreneurship.

A parent may choose to supplement this video with a children’s book called Wash Your Hands; or, for older children, Germs Are Not For Sharing; or, possibly, even reminder stickers.

Children’s Self Esteem

I met 13 year-old Shawn (not his real name) semi-conscious in the intensive care unit many years ago.

He had been dumped off on the front lawn of his foster home, stuporous, by some kids who sped away in their car.

Traveling With Children – a Secret Weapon

[Believe me, this parenting technique works!   Even now, this many years since the article was first written.   I’ve updated a couple of references to books, but that’s all.   Use this especially when you are trying to solve some concern about a relationship.]


When Children Travel Alone

We have discussed several times in previous articles parenting aspects of how to travel with children and enjoy it.   But what happens when of necessity children travel alone?


Stress In Children

I have had several requests to discuss stress in children and parenting aspects.

While it may have been true in times past that childhood was carefree and fun… (more…)

Sibling Rivalry

After many years I can still picture in my mind a little nine-year-old boy standing by the isolette containing his two-week old baby brother.