Recognizing a Mistake and Learning From It by Dr. Amy Alamar, author, Parenting for the Genius (Book Excerpt)


With reflection on your decisions, you can make opportunities to learn from your mistakes. By now you should realize that learning from your mistakes is one of the mantras in this book. It’s ok to make that mistake so long as you - come on, you know what I’m going ...

KB Gymnasium Promotes Brain Growth in Kids by Kaili Sanderson


What was the inspiration to launch KB GYMNASIUM? KB Gymnasium, located in Brooklyn, is the brainchild of three fathers -- myself and my partners -- looking for innovative and educational activities for our kids. Even though we live in a city with one of the largest number of cultural attractions and ...

Meet Later in Life Father Richie Jackson: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


AGE:  54 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married RESIDENCE:  New York City CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Jackson (19) and Levi (3) I am the author of Gay Like Me (HarperCollins), and I recently produced the Tony Award-nominated play Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song on Broadway. I also executive produced Showtime’s Nurse Jackie for seven seasons and co-executive produced the film Shortbus. Visit https://www.richiejacksongaylikeme.com/   What did ...

Don’t Let Fear Stop You by Dr. Ivy Ge, author, The Art of Good Enough. (Book Excerpt)


Don’t Let Fear Stop You   Do you have something you’ve always wanted to try but never get around to doing? What has stopped you from real- izing your goal? Too much responsibilities and too little time? No, the real answer is fear. Fear of the Unknown   Fear is like a locked ...

The Grip of Childhood by Cecile David-Weill, author, Parents Under the Influence (Book Excerpt)


Like it or not, we have no more control over our role as par­ents than we do over whom we “choose” to fall in love with. Just as in some measure we fall for partners based on our childhood rather than on our conscious desires as adults, we instinctively model ...

I Have (Had) Enough by Jeff Jacobson (Book Excerpt)


You wouldn’t snuggle into my chest. You’d push outward and challenge me with a feat of strength, crawl up onto my shoulder and look all around. I think you were trying to be at least as tall as me. I remember being proud of you back then because when other babies’ ...

Meet Later Mom Cindy Mich


AGE:   50 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  In A Relationship RESIDENCE:  Split Time Between Wisconsin and NYC I have been a writer for over 20 years, as well as an award-winning journalist and active media personality. I contribute to various online and offline platforms, and my radio shows, Cin's Chat Corner and Sons Spotlight, hold a ...

Parenting Right From the Start by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe (Book Excerpt)


This has been adapted from Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years, 2019 by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. Published by LifeTree Media.   Your Family History Though the first source of parental programming is inadvertently passed on by our parents, a second major source comes from ...

MEDICAL PARENTING How to Navigate Health, Wellness & the Medical System with Your Child by Jacqueline Jones, MD (Book Excerpt)


The marriage you enter into with your pediatrician can last for more than 21 years, so buyer beware: it is important to spend time deciding what type of person you are, and what type of support and availability you will need. The following story may have played out much differently, had ...

You Were a Kid Once by Adelia Moore, author, Being the Grownup (Book Excerpt)


You Were a Kid Once My parents required clean rooms and made beds of me and of my siblings, without adult help. With my own kids, I cared enough about order to want the rooms eventually cleaned up, but not so much that I needed it done regularly or on their ...