Writing by Dana Goldman

What I’m Reading: Grief, Loss, And Life After

What I’m Reading: Grief, Loss, And Life After

Grief and loss are the worst. And really it doesn’t matter whether it’s anticipatory grief (waiting for a death that you know is coming sooner rather than later), grief after an unexpected or expected loss, a collective grief (like after a school shooting) or grief involving trauma. What does matter is that grief can changeRead more about What I’m Reading: Grief, Loss, And Life After[…]

Mindfulness, Kids, and the Fading Cupcake Craze

Mindfulness, Kids, and the Fading Cupcake Craze

The mindfulness craze is still going strong, with articles in today’s New York Times about the positive benefits of mindfulness for kids and techniques for teaching mindfulness to children. Scientists have known for a long time that training the brain to concentrate on the breath and body has potential positive long-term benefits on everything from emotional regulation to executiveRead more about Mindfulness, Kids, and the Fading Cupcake Craze[…]

One Surefire Parenting Tip To Help Avoid Meltdowns and Power Struggles

One Surefire Parenting Tip To Help Avoid Meltdowns and Power Struggles

I’ve spent a lot of time this summer with my daughter at a particular Atlanta playground, becoming intimately familiar with, among other things, how slides are not made for my adult rear end, how seesaws take significant leg muscles, and how to apply sunscreen to my child’s face before she starts crying. I’ve also gottenRead more about One Surefire Parenting Tip To Help Avoid Meltdowns and Power Struggles[…]