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Teaching them to try

“He loves you for who you are. He just wants to see you try.” I have said some variations of those words so often in the 20 years of parenting. There is so much meaning in that message. Hearing it from the pulpit from the mouth of the priest this morning gave me a renewed appreciation of its importance. As adults, we… Read More »Teaching them to try

Healthy Detachment in Parenting

As a big proponent of attachment parenting, I had a hard time with the spiritual concept of detachment. Forming and maintaining healthy attachment to and with our children is a primary task of parenthood. It begins as soon as they are born with skin-to-skin contact. The act of breastfeeding a child releases oxytocin which is our body’s primary bonding chemical. We establish… Read More »Healthy Detachment in Parenting