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.
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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…
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.
Parenting advice – something that we all probably need at one time or another; but, something that is awfully easy to get tired of.
Especially with the arrival of a new baby, well-meaning-advice-givers seem to come out of the woodwork; AND, if you’ve “registered” anywhere online (more…)
If you thought that you got a lot of parenting advice from people BEFORE the baby was born, just wait and see how many “well wishers” make contact with you after the little one arrives in order to give you the benefit of their extensive experience.
Parenting advice, it comes from everywhere. If you listened to everyone and tried to follow everything you could well be institutionalized within the week.
Relatives are hard to ignore – but may be misinformed or out of date; so-called “free” samples aren’t really free if they come with self-serving advice; and, (more…)
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.
[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.]
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?
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…)
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.