Losing It

Sad toddler girl rubbing eyes

By Julie Gamberg I had one of those days today. A day that only a parent can appreciate. My toddler didn’t nap. And not only didn’t she nap, but whatever was keeping her too wired to sleep was also keeping her hysterical, weepy, wild, and deeply invested in negating any suggestion I might make or […]

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To Your Child, It Matters

feet

By: Julie Gamberg I work within the community with children and their parents and I see again and again how much learned behavior comes directly from parents.  Parents who behave in a generous, caring way, who offer to help, who are involved and engaged, generally have kids who exhibit a lot of the same behavior.  […]

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Moral Ambiguity

Neighbors

By: Julie Gamberg My next-door neighbor has terminal brain cancer. When I hear him coughing, which is, intermittently, twenty-four hours a day, I imagine many a touching independent or foreign film in which two urban apartment neighbors who have never really met come together over something serious and profound and both of their lives are […]

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Scattered

on the phone while with kid

By: Julie Gamberg   I know another single mom who, after feeling very disconnected from her tween son, embarked on a project of spending just fifteen minutes a day where she is totally present with him, and then journaling about it. I was privileged to hear some of her journal entries and it’s clear that […]

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