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Instead of denying our own sadness to our kids, we should teach them how to cope

By Smita Malhotra<p>“You sad, Momma?” asked my 2-year-old daughter. I quickly replied, “No! Momma is happy, don’t worry!”<p>I had been watching the news. There was a mother grieving for the loss of her son during the shooting in Orlando last month, and I was overcome with sadness about the pain that she …

Parenting

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom

<b>A photo of the author.</b><p>It wasn’t until I moved to the Netherlands with my 3-year-old that I learned why Dutch children are the happiest<p>Mihal Greener<p>July 3, 2016 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Parenting as an expat in the Netherlands means surrounding your own children with some of the most confident, self-possessed …

John C. Maxwell: 6 Tips to Develop and Model an Abundance Mindset

Imagine that you and I are walking down the street.<p>You breathe in. You breathe out. I breathe in. I breathe out. We both need oxygen to survive. …

Sometimes I have to leave work early to pick up my kids. Deal with it

“Never tell anyone you need to leave work early because of your children. Make something up – you, your partner, your dog – but never say it’s your kids.”<p>This was the advice a female colleague whispered to me when I returned to work after having my first child. My son’s childcare centre called me …

Parenting

Supreme Court justice reveals how they make decisions

Alito explained the seemingly mysterious process in a taped interview with William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard.<p>Though it typically takes months for big decisions on cases like gay marriage and healthcare to come out, the Supreme Court's justices actually vote on cases the …

Barack Obama

There's nothing pretty about being the mother of a toddler

by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom StoriesSomething compelled me to dig up my journals from when Esther, now 13, was 19 months old. What a trip. And what an …

Parenting

Singletasking: 7 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

In our culture of multitaskers, we attempt to accomplish more by doing several things at once. But here’s the rub: Multitasking fails us. Why? …

Texas 'open carry' law passes, allowing guns in holsters on the street

Texas lawmakers approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most populous state on Friday, sending the bill to the Republican governor, Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-civil war era.<p>Gun owners would still have to get a license …

Maggie Gyllenhaal: At 37 I was 'too old' for role opposite 55-year-old man

Actor told she was over the hill in her mid-30s, as Hollywood finds itself under increased scrutiny for its failure to represent women fairly on screen<p>Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated …

My Letterman Years

One fateful night in the summer of 1988, I took acid. Steve Jobs apparently said he’d never hire a CEO who hadn’t done it — but this wasn’t a career …

Talk Shows

Cannes faces backlash after women reportedly barred from film screening for not wearing high heels

Emily Blunt among those critical of festival’s apparent dress code after staff refuse a group of women wearing flat shoes entry to a red carpet screening<p>The red carpet at the Cannes film festival is an elysium of old-fashioned glitz and glamour, but the festival faced controversy on Tuesday after …

5 Things To Stop Saying to Your Kids and What to Say Instead

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Alzheimer's Disease