Month: January 2012

The Art of Parenting

The Art of Parenting

Parenting is tough. It’s a complicated dance that includes steps called Love, Discipline, Challenge, and Acceptance. When we fail as parents it’s usually because we’ve become too good at one of the steps and underdeveloped in another. Getting it right is mastering the tension between loving unconditionally and yet still nurturing little people the rest …

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Acceptance Speech Ready?

Acceptance Speech Ready?

Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte are two of my favorite authors, so how can I resist quoting you writing advice (living advice, really) from Gaskell’s biography of Bronte? I can’t. This particular excerpt closes with this explanation: “I put into words what Charlotte Bronte put into actions.” Here are her words (after she makes the …

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