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Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray – Aeon

Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray – Aeon | The Paradox of Parenting | Scoop.it
Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never truly grow up
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Brings up a lot of deep questions about how to raise our children - reminds me of Louv's Nature Deficit Disorder and how important nature is, which seems to naturally promote play and discovery, as well as making me grateful for choosing a school that is child-led in their activities. I'm still curious about the school year and whether it's healthy to have the 2-3 month-long school break, I was under the impression that it was not but I suppose it depends on what you do and whether or not it provides the same or better opportunity then school.

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How Motherhood Really Changes You

How Motherhood Really Changes You | The Paradox of Parenting | Scoop.it
I could be a smoother version of myself, less sleep-deprived, better dressed; my list of worries could begin and end only with me. But I'm at the mercy of motherhood, and I'd rather love through these bent rib bones....
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makes me feel better about sleep deprivation!

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‘All Joy and No Fun,’ by Jennifer Senior

‘All Joy and No Fun,’ by Jennifer Senior | The Paradox of Parenting | Scoop.it
Jennifer Senior’s “All Joy and No Fun,” about the state of modern parenthood, weaves together philosophy, psychology and social science.
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It is a relief to learn that there's an explanation for the challenge of being present with our children - and being so torn between the desire to check email and the desire to experience them.

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13 Absolute Truths About Being A Mom

13 Absolute Truths About Being A Mom | The Paradox of Parenting | Scoop.it
There is no supermom. There is only the real mom. And the real mom is brave, tenacious, funny, crazy, excited, tired, giving, crying, hoping, loving, challenging, working, worn out, loving life, loving those kids, and amazing....
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"Perfection doesn't happen. Real does."

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Bonding With Our Children Through Conflict

Bonding With Our Children Through Conflict | The Paradox of Parenting | Scoop.it
When you think about bonding with your child, what images come to mind? For me its kisses and hugs, gazing into each other’s eyes, playing together, laughing t
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I've had this experience with my son several times - thank you for reminding me how remarkable it is!

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