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  1. Baby
    My husband knew I was nervous because I'd asked him what I should wear at least three times that day. I still hadn't lost my pregnancy weight and hadn't realized that the hope of concealing my ripened motherly figure was just a symbol of the burden I carried from the trauma of my son's birth. I...
  2. Family Life
    When talking to children about tragic events, understanding individual temperament can be a great help. In Part I, I focused mainly on two important aspects for the parent: the fundamental need for some measure of self-possession and calm amidst outer events a level of honesty and...
  3. Family Life
    Thirteen years since 9/11. Thirteen years ago last night, our daughter Eve - then ten years old - was so excited that the next morning she was going to wake up by herself for the very first time, using the radio alarm clock we had given her for the occasion. It would be her first day back to...
  4. Parenting the Gifted Child
    When I was three and a half, my older sister died of cancer. I didn't know she was gone or that anything had been "wrong" until someone lifted me up to look into her casket at the funeral home. I knew in a second she was gone forever and I started scream over and over that I would never have...
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