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Forum: Natural Parenting News   09-12-2013, 11:47 PM
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Many thanks for the reminder!

Many thanks for the reminder!
Forum: Natural Parenting News   09-09-2013, 09:07 PM
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Just wanted to share this beautiful post...

Just wanted to share this beautiful post (http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/parenting-as-a-spiritual-practice/) on The Motherlode blog of the New York Times, written by a rabbi and...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   08-26-2013, 09:10 PM
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Views: 226
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Just read a really great article at Salon.com,...

Just read a really great article at Salon.com, School is a prison- and Damaging our Kids (http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/school_is_a_prison_and_damaging_our_kids/), written by Peter Gray, a...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   08-15-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By VKHarberRYT
The internet has been abuzz with a spate of...

The internet has been abuzz with a spate of recent articles about teenage sexuality and sleepovers. 
 
There's this article in the New York Times....
Forum: Natural Parenting News   08-15-2013, 06:48 PM
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Views: 210
Posted By VKHarberRYT
An article in The Guardian...

An article in The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/15/breastfeeding-six-months-breast-cancer) cites a recently concluded Spanish study determined that cancer rates could be cut...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   08-13-2013, 12:25 AM
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Views: 162
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Just read this interesting and humorous article...

Just read this interesting and humorous article (http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2013/08/children_s_menu_history_how_prohibition_and_emmett_holt_gave_rise_to_kid.html) about how Children's...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   08-03-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Just came across this article on US News and...

Just came across this article on US News and World Report (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/08/01/dolphin-parenting-raising-kids-to-be-smart-and-happy), which says...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-30-2013, 07:23 PM
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Views: 437
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Just read an interesting post on Salon.com...

Just read an interesting post on Salon.com (http://www.salon.com/2013/07/30/our_autism_phobia/) in which the writer wonders if our obsession with milestones and fear of autism is reasonable. 
 ...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-26-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By VKHarberRYT
When did stepping outside after giving birth...

When did stepping outside after giving birth become  a woman debuting her body? The whole circus surrounding the birth of the newest British royal has been completely infuriating, but nothing has...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-10-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Is "mainstream" medicine finally catching on? ...

Is "mainstream" medicine finally catching on?
 
This article (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/health/study-endorses-later-severing-of-umbilical-cord.html?hp) appears in the New York TImes...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-08-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By VKHarberRYT
The Guardian just posted an article...

The Guardian just posted an article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/08/irregular-bedtimes-affect-childrens-brains) about a recent study which suggests that having an irregular...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-08-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Just read a post on the Motherlode blog...

Just read a post on the Motherlode blog (http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/dont-make-your-childre-the-exception-to-every-rule/#more-46082) over on NYTimes.com by a psychologist about the...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-04-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By VKHarberRYT
There is a post on NYTimes.com...

There is a post on NYTimes.com (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/03/getting-insurance-to-pay-for-midwives/?ref=health) related to the popular article “American Way of Birth, Costliest in the...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-01-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Just read this article in the New York TImes....

Just read this article in the New York TImes. (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/health/american-way-of-birth-costliest-in-the-world.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)  Does costlier mean better? Not...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-28-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Interesting post on The Examiner...

Interesting post on The Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/article/positive-parenting-approach-under-attack-britain) about whether or not the government should be advising a specific parenting...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-27-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Great opinion piece on CNN.com...

Great opinion piece on CNN.com (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/28/opinion/perry-gender-children/index.html?sr=obgirlrising_For-strong-daughters-stop-with-the-sex-s) by David M. Perry about how,...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By VKHarberRYT
I recently read two interesting takes on having...

I recently read two interesting takes on having only one child, which is a subject that always catches my attention as it is weighing heavy on my mind in terms of my own family planning. 
 
The...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-17-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Very interesting article...

Very interesting article (http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/06/female_academics_pay_a_heavy_baby_penalty.2.html) about the effects of women choosing to have a family while pursuing...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-03-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By VKHarberRYT
I'm totally fascinated by epigenetics and just...

I'm totally fascinated by epigenetics and just read an interesting article (http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/21/first-genetic-markers-that-predict-postpartum-depression/) about research that...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-22-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Interesting post at Smithsonian.com...

Interesting post at Smithsonian.com (http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/04/fathers-recognize-their-babies-cries-just-as-well-as-mothers) about new research which suggests that contrary to...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-20-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,848
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Apparently, this past Saturday was the 4th...

Apparently, this past Saturday was the 4th annual "Take Our Children to the Park...and Leave Them There Day."
 
This day is an effort to encourage children aged 7 or 8 and up to have undirected...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-15-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Great article in the New York Times...

Great article in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/too-much-helicopter-parenting.html) about the unintended consequences of "helicopter parenting". 
 
The...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-15-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By VKHarberRYT
A new study published in the Asian American...

A new study published in the Asian American Journal of Psychology suggests that children parented by a "Tiger Mother" do not have the highest rates of academic and socio-emotional success. The study...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-30-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Just read an interesting article in the NY...

Just read an interesting article in the NY Times, Diagnosing the Wrong Deficit (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/opinion/sunday/diagnosing-the-wrong-deficit.html?pagewanted=all), by a doctor who...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By VKHarberRYT
Sorry about that. I think it was a link to a...

Sorry about that. I think it was a link to a power point presentation. 
 
To answer your specific question, self-directed play does not mean alone, it means that the child is able to lead the play...
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