• Babies,  Books,  Learning,  Parenting,  Teens

    Raising Humans? 7 Books Every Child Wants you to Read

      It is extraordinary that the most important job in the world, raising a child, is an untrained position. -Richard Grossman, Ph.D.   When I was around 11 or 12 I found several books my Mom had been reading that caused me feelings of worry, confusion, and possibly even a little panic. The exact titles escape me, but they were on topics about children and drug use. When I realized she was reading books to understand her own child, one of my brothers who had been in a wrestling match with life since he was born, I was struck with this uncomfortable truth that parents quite possibly have no idea what…

  • Living with Children,  Parenting,  Social Changes

    Violence Towards Children

    A beautiful blog post from The Organic Sister. She is unapologetic in her call to stop the oppression that our society still embraces towards our smallest and most defenseless citizens- our children. Read this through–from beginning to end and maybe you will see things with a fresh perspective.  Were you treated poorly as a child? Wouldn’t you have loved to have adults like her on your side when you were in such a defenseless place? What if these words were easily accessible to your own parents as they are to so many now? I believe we’d see a very different reality then we do currently. Thankfully there are more and more people standing up…