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Parenthood

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A Little Happier: Some of My Favorite Proverbs About Parenthood.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Some of My Favorite Proverbs About Parenthood.

I love aphorisms, proverbs, true rules, and Secrets of Adulthood, and I offer some of my favorite proverbs for parenthood.
A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.

One of our tasks as parents is to help our children remember themselves and their own past. I got tears in my eyes when I read the beautiful lines from the children’s book “Little Bear.” “Tell me about me,” said Little Bear. “Tell me about the things I once did.”
Podcast 186: Create a “Blues Bag,” a Reading-Related Hack for Parents, and a Deep Dive into Happiness at Work.
Podcast 186

Podcast 186: Create a “Blues Bag,” a Reading-Related Hack for Parents, and a Deep Dive into Happiness at Work.

Why and how you might create a "blues bag," a reading-related hack for parents, and a deep dive on happiness at work.
Podcast 178: Schedule a Weekly Playdate with Yourself, a Hack for a Child’s Curfew, and How to Deal with an Open-Plan Office.
Podcast 178

Podcast 178: Schedule a Weekly Playdate with Yourself, a Hack for a Child’s Curfew, and How to Deal with an Open-Plan Office.

Schedule a weekly playdate with yourself, a hack for dealing with a child’s curfew, and what are some ways to deal with the distractions of an open-plan office?
A Little Happier: You Will Say Good-Bye to Your Child Many Times.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: You Will Say Good-Bye to Your Child Many Times.

I’ve never forgotten the words of the pre-school director who told me, "This is the first of many times that you will say good-by to your children."
Podcast 143: Say “Down with Boredom,” an Interview About Marriage with Jancee Dunn, and a Very Helpful Question.
Podcast 143

Podcast 143: Say “Down with Boredom,” an Interview About Marriage with Jancee Dunn, and a Very Helpful Question.

Why you should say "down with boredom," try asking this extremely useful question, and an interview with Jancee Dunn about marriage.
Podcast 141: Find an Oasis, Wisely Planning an Exception to a Good Habit–and Is it a Mistake to Adapt to a Rebel’s Tendency?
Podcast 141

Podcast 141: Find an Oasis, Wisely Planning an Exception to a Good Habit–and Is it a Mistake to Adapt to a Rebel’s Tendency?

Why you should find an oasis, whether talking to a rebel child in his or her own language is actually coddling, and how wisely to plan an exception to a good habit.
Podcast 128: Connect with TV, Conquering the Snooze Alarm–and Is It Possible to be a Mix of the Four Tendencies?
Podcast 128

Podcast 128: Connect with TV, Conquering the Snooze Alarm–and Is It Possible to be a Mix of the Four Tendencies?

Podcast 128: Why it’s helpful to connect with TV, a way to give up the snooze alarm, and a discussion of whether you can be a mix of the Four Tendencies.
Podcast 127: Make or Accept a Relationship “Repair Attempt,” A Sharpie-Related Travel Hack, and a Vow to Write More Legibly.
Podcast 127

Podcast 127: Make or Accept a Relationship “Repair Attempt,” A Sharpie-Related Travel Hack, and a Vow to Write More Legibly.

Podcast 127: Why we should make or accept a repair attempt, travel hack involving a Sharpie, and how introverted Obligers can create outer accountability.
You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset.
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You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset.

A Little Happier: My daughter’s pre-school teachers used to tell the kids “You get what you get, and you don’t get upset,” and I’ve found this to be extremely useful advice, ever since.
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