Category Archives: Parenting

My Children are Mourning…

Given the horrific massacre in Charleston and the subsequent church burnings, my first and most visceral thoughts are for the individuals and families targeted in those acts of terrorism. My heart, mind, and body are weary with grief, but I realize how shallow that sentiment sounds. Wrapped up in that grief, comes trauma from the unending list of racial violence […]

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Philly Children March in Solidarity with Baltimore

The Philly Children’s March was organized through social media last December to create a local, family-friendly response to the tragic events and lack of justice in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, and around the country. The original march was held in Mt. Airy on January 3, 2015. It was a child-friendly action in response to Ferguson, aimed at affirming the belief that […]

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Mindfulness with Autistic Teens

Local author and psychologist Carol Moog has worked with autistic children for decades. Moog advocates using a strength-based approach when supporting teens on the spectrum. She recently published a book entitled “The Autism Playbook for Teens,” co-written by Irene McHenry. In celebration for Autism Awareness Month (reframed as Autism Acceptance month by autistic self-advocates), I sat down with Carol for […]

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