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  • Respectful parenting lessons from my anxious dog
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    Parents sneer when people without children talk about dog ownership as if it’s a practice run for having children. Dogs are not babies. Otto, my miniature schnauzer, doesn’t wear Halloween costumes. He’s not my child. I’m not his mommy. And yet, I learned important

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  • Connection and Disconnection: Parenting with Smartphones
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    Parents are commonly scolded for using smartphones with their children. While disconnected time with loved ones is vital, it is problematic to say that there is something harmful about ever using mobile devices in front of children. How should a respectful parent approach the issue?
  • Learning to trust: Lessons from (not) pacifier weaning
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    Even for parents with no intention of introducing a pacifier (whether to give the child the chance to learn to self-soothe, or to allow for the best breastfeeding outcomes), the difficulty of Real Life often intervenes. 

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