Monthly Archives: October 2017

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How To Enjoy The Game Without Knowing The Rules

By | 2017-12-04T22:18:50+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Parenting|

The first time I saw a baseball game, I sat shoulder-to-shoulder with my grandfather on my parents’ couch, while men on TV swung bats and trotted back and forth, over grass and patches of dirt. My grandfather’s hands were folded neatly in his lap and his mustache was groomed just-so. He smelled like Dove soap. [...]

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The Pain of Perfection: I’m Tired Of People-Pleasing, And You Should Be Too

By | 2017-12-04T22:19:03+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Evolution|

It’s one of the more exasperating interview answers. You ask someone to name a workplace weakness and she says, “Well, shucks, I’m a bit of perfectionist” (cue eye roll). These days, we see identifying as a “perfectionist” as a way to fake self-criticism while secretly patting yourself on the back. Because, after all, employers should see [...]

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Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy

By | 2017-10-13T16:40:53+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Parenting|

It’s not easy to recognize learning disabilities in our kids. To the untrained eye, disorders like ADD or ADHD might look like laziness or lack of self-control—traits that many of us were (wrongly) brought up to believe are problems of character rather than problems of neurology. And we worry, that by labeling a problem we’re [...]

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How To Parent With A Brave And Breaking Heart

By | 2017-12-04T22:19:14+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Parenting|

There’s a myth in our society, that turning into a parent is like turning into a butterfly. You’re supposed to be transformed not just into “a mom” or “a dad,” but into MOTHER and FATHER. You’re supposed to be a warm hug and an all-seeing symbol. You’re supposed to be full of new rhythms and [...]

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