Mindsoak: Love Has No Expiration Date

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As this month of love wraps up, I’m delighted to have another essay featured by the Mindsoak project. In it, I share my family’s journey to becoming a family–across years, continents, and lots and lots of adoption paperwork. I also explore our culture’s hesitation with adopting older children, and our fixation with adoption stories gone wrong–which, in fact, are quite rare. And, overall, I write about the power of love to teach and to heal, whether you are a child, an adult, or somewhere in between. Read the full post here.

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Boring is as Boring Does

This week, my blog post for the Mindsoak team examines the importance of allowing our children to experience boredom, and hopefully grow from it as a result. You can read the full post here.

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Desperate for a quick primer on emotional regulation and impulse control (or just looking for a quick task to expose your kids to the wonders of developmental science)? This experiment is typically referred to as the Delay of Gratification task, but here it is simply called The Marshmallow Test. Enjoy!