independence

So, how do we foster our children’s independence? By letting them develop their interests organically.

The Importance Of Letting Your Child Develop Interests Organically

Yes, you ARE pushing your child, whether you want to acknowledge it or not. Read...
Nicole Merritt of The Good Men Project    |   03.14.18   |   SHARE
Families
"I want her self-esteem to be independent of anyone else."

Why I Won't Let My Future Daughter Date Until She Knows Self-Love

Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Poison Ivy and other "Super" females are known for being mighty. Audiences recognize them for their shiny outfits and Read...
Jessica Wendroff    |   01.26.17   |   SHARE
Families
I don't think I had ever realized how important it is to me that my son be able to think for himself and be his own person. Image: Thinkstock.

What I Want My Son To Know About Being His Own Person

We live in a world where people are easily influenced. Heck, I'm a writer and influencer for a living, so I get this in its most extreme state. But Read...
Allison Cooper    |   08.9.16   |   SHARE
Families
'MURRCA!! Image: TheFlagShirt.com

24 Ways To Be SUPEREXTRA Patriotic This 4th Of July

“Make America Great Again” with Trump bumper stickers. All over your car. And your neighbor’s car. “America” means cis, hetero, white/orange men in Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.30.16   |   SHARE
Culture
We’re adults. If I haven’t responded within half an hour, it’s probably because I’ve got something going on. Image: Thinkstock.

I Love You, Stop Texting Me

There’s a big difference between talking and communicating. One exists to relay messages, ideas, and feelings: the building blocks of being a person Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   06.16.16   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Travel is a privilege. Image: Thinkstock.

4 Reasons I Sent My Toddler Across The Country — Without Me

Growing up, travel was a luxury that was simply out of reach, so I know firsthand that travel is a privilege that not everyone can enjoy. Read...
Kelly Burch    |   06.1.16   |   SHARE
Families
We are hard-wired for love and companionship. Image: Thinkstock.

The Independence Illusion: How Vulnerability Will Improve Your Relationships

Being vulnerable, being seen (even lumpy and naked), admitting weakness, asking for help — these acts inspire and edify. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   04.19.16   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Back injuries can lead to surprising self-discoveries.

What My Back Injury Taught Me About Independence

While my estranged husband called me a “strong female lead,” and I occasionally joke about being “an independent woman who doesn't need a man,” I Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   12.20.15   |   SHARE
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