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Less No, More Yes

The “yes” environment is a hallmark of attachment parenting, and non-violent parenting in general. Yet as adults, we, too, create situations wherein we must say “no” to ourselves repeatedly. 1,104 more words

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On My Son, a Cultural Casualty

My son Kai is six years old.

Nowadays, Kai no longer has a favorite color, having dismissed his former favorite, pink, last year. He refuses to dance to music of any kind. 3,558 more words

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On Modeling Morality: Can I Mix and Match?

All my life I’ve struggled to accept a prepackaged moral code. Despite this void, I still consider myself to be an essentially moral person. But lacking codified moral language has recently begun to present some difficulties for me, as my morality no longer belongs solely to me. 887 more words

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