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Why I Believe in What is Now Referred to as Free-Range Parenting

Wikipedia defines free-range parenting as, “The concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with little parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable acceptance of realistic personal risks.” Personally, I can’t think of a better philosophy behind raising well-rounded, self-reliant adults than that. […]

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Replacing strength with vulnerability

When I Replaced Strength with Vulnerability, I Grew Closer to my Daughters

Mothers are known for being the cornerstones of any family; the foundations that support the beams of our children’s lives. Although mothers experience vulnerability at nearly every turn, it is not something that is viewed as a formidable building block in the complex growth process. Women are a symbol of strength and for a long […]

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