Monthly Archives: May 2011

Stranger Anxiety

“Ooooh, anxiety! You win!” – Mel Brooks, “High Anxiety” Parents of babies and young toddlers know all about the inevitable phase of social awkwardness known as stranger anxiety. Your little one may be fine one moment but bursts into tears … Continue reading

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Anthropologist Mom

When I took on social anthropology as my second major in college, I had fantasies of hiking through jungles and savannas to meet and take notes on little-known peoples, or perhaps be assigned to some social setting to essentially people … Continue reading

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Friendly Parents and Parents Who are Friends

It’s hard not to cringe at “that kid” or the eventual adult who doesn’t stop being “that kid.” You know the one: whining about not having this or that, complaining about boredom while surrounded by a million games and toys, … Continue reading

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