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John Watson

The Crying Baby Problem

Photo Credit: Gonzalo Merat via Compfight Every parent in the world is familiar with the crying baby problem.  How should you respond when a baby cries?  Should you rush to his or her aid, in a demonstration of love and nurturing?  Or should you try to ignore it in an attempt to foster greater independence […]

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You Are In Control (You Just Don’t Know It)

Photo Credit: Arne Hendriks via Compfight You are the puppet master.  You pull the strings.  You push the buttons.  And everyone around you powerlessly and unwittingly submits to your will. This force that you hold over others is powerful but subtle.  So subtle, in fact, that it goes undetected by even your closest loved ones, […]

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Daddy and Dylan

Just Be a Parent

Being a parent is not easy.  I would say it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  It’s also the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.  (I talk about this “parental paradox” in my article on “The Peaks of Parenting.”) The challenges are great.  To put it simply, being a parent takes time and energy on […]

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