Tag Archives: Children and Youth

Is Mindfulness the Answer to Ending Stigma?

I’m working on my MA in Disability Studies at CUNY School for Professional Studies. In researching the subject of “stigma” I came across information in scholarly journals which caught my interest in the subject of “mindfulness” and wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Effective Communication

Although I can write concisely and get my message across, in intimate relationships where conversation is required everything goes to shit. You would think I could organize my thoughts, plan a compare and contrast, or devise an argument and talk … Continue reading

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Taming the Beast

As students from two middle schools in Mobile County have agreed to curb their cussing on Valentine’s Day for the grand incentive of $5,000, I’m reminded of a Thanksgiving several years ago. Although not a recommendation in family planning, I … Continue reading

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Young Boys with Polished Nails

It wasn’t the first time I’ve seen a little boy with painted nails. Tween girls are notorious for engaging the little brother or a friend’s little brother in their nail polishing party. This is an informal gathering of giggling girls … Continue reading

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What About the Baby?

Its time once again to shovel out in the Hudson Valley, snow turned to sleet hours ago and it’s still coming down at 3pm.  Nothing melted or washed away a half-foot of this mixture lays in the way of escape. … Continue reading

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Your Invited…

I read a funny comment on another blog yesterday which left me feeling a statement such as this is necessary: Go ahead, please read my blog from the earliest post forward and feel free to comment, I won’t deem you a … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Parenthood

Lately, family time has been abundant, with his two youngest’s birthdays, November, December, then Christmas, and then my partner’s mom, sister’s, and their families, arrival yesterday, in hope of seeing us and the kids, because I couldn’t give them a … Continue reading

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