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    Parenthood As A Rite Of Passage – Becoming Us Film Series, Part Two

    Parenthood As A Rite Of Passage with Elly Taylor Part Two Of A Five Part Series ABOUT THE FILM Elly Taylor, author of Becoming US, paused on her US tour to talk with Lisa Reagan, Kindred’s editor, on the campus of University of Virginia. Her groundbreaking book covers an often overlooked truth – the rite […]

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    The Cry-It-Out/Self-Soothing Debate: How Curiosity Can Drive Out Fear

    Editor’s Note: Suzanne Zeedyk, PhD, is Kindred’s UK Contributing Editor.  Across the pond, they refer to “cry-it-out” methods of sleep training as “self-soothing” which was the original research term for the idea of creating emotional independence in children by ignoring their cries.  The opposite is now known to be true.   Taking Fear Out Of […]

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    Top Five Reasons Why We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week

    Editor’s Note: While World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated August 1-7, and the US National Breastfeeding Month lasts for the entire month of August, Black Breastfeeding Week, begun in 2012, is celebrated August 25-31.  Find out below why it is important to recognize the shocking racial disparities in infant death and “first food deserts” for breastfeeding […]

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    Birth Hormones: The Agony And Ecstasy

    An Excerpt From Natural Pregnancy When our ancestors lived in villages, many women would have been at births, or at least have been familiar with the process. As the birth world became more medicalized and less familial (and less familiar), for many women the only exposure to childbirth are those portrayed by the media which […]

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    Drug Firms Have Used Dangerous Tactics to Drive Sales to Treat Kids

    There is big money to be made in prescribing medications to kids – especially when those medications are intended to be taken for life, as many psychotropic drugs are. These drugs, which include stimulants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers, carry the risk of serious side effects, including, ironically, psychotic symptoms (like hearing voices or paranoia), aggressive behavior, hostility, seizures, […]

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