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Annie Fox's Blog · 3W ago

Parenting worry: Am I playing favorites?

Conventional parenting wisdom dictates: Parents should (must) love their children equally. “Equal” implies “exactly the same.” Not buying that in theory or in practice. We all savor differen...
Annie Fox's Blog · 1M ago

“My friend’s mom bullies her!”

Bullying prevention begins at home. A child’s propensity for being aggressive and/or putting up with aggressive behavior from others may begin at home as well. As this email suggests, howeve...
Annie Fox's Blog · 1M ago

“My daughter is a mean girl!”

Typically the bullying-related questions I get come directly from kids suffering at the hands of classmates. It’s very unusual for a child to self-identify as a tormentor. But, as my last bl...
Annie Fox's Blog · 1M ago

A question of broken trust

At 36% approval rating, Trump is at a historic low for a POTUS in office less than 100 days. People don’t trust the guy, for lots of good reasons. Consequently, I’ve been focused for months ...
Annie Fox's Blog · 2M ago

A day for yourself, Mom.

Our kids don’t live with us any more. Here’s how that happened: We fed and watered them regularly and eventually they bypassed childhood, graduated from here and there, and outgrew their nee...
Annie Fox's Blog · 3M ago

How to talk to kids about political protests

If you’ve watched anti-Trump protests in the news or seen people marching in the streets in your own community, your kids have probably taken notice. Maybe they’ve already asked you, “What a...
Annie Fox's Blog · 3M ago

Raising Human Beings

I loved Dr. Ross Greene’s book, Raising Human Beings, which focuses on parents and kids solving problems collaboratively. I didn’t love our podcast interview. Unfortunately, a poor connectio...
Annie Fox's Blog · 4M ago

When girls see women marching

When girls see women marching together, proud and peaceful, focused and determined, politically motivated and ready for action, those girls might realize something they had not known—somethi...
Annie Fox's Blog · 4M ago

We, the people, are marching

Saturday, January 21, 2017– Millions of women and men on all seven continents (including Antarctica) marched in solidarity for women’s rights and the rights of all people to live in peace, t...
Annie Fox's Blog · 4M ago

I stand with Meryl

At Sunday night’s Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Her acceptance speech honored and encouraged all of us who try to ...