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How the Brady family modeled positive parenting

Monday, March 11, 2019 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 0
Picture this: You’re sitting in the living room, reading a nice book, when all of a sudden, you hear your youngest daughter yelling: “Mommy!” You run into the playroom, where your daughter is frantically searching under the couch cushions for her favorite doll, Kitty Karry-all. She’s gone missing! READ MORE
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Spanking is ineffective and immoral: A podcast

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 1
This is the troubling truth and the potential blessing of parenting – without reflection, your parenting is likely going to look just like your own childhood. If your childhood was happy and blissful, you’re likely going to pass on the legacy of positive parenting that you were gifted. If your childhood was traumatic, you’ll likely pass that on as well. READ MORE
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There’s truth in most perspectives: Toward greater understanding and empathy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 0
When I was growing up, after my father lost his job, our family entered a world of poverty. Behind closed doors, hushed conversations about “how we’re going to pay the bills,” and “what are we going to do about the car?” and “did you hear that Ed’s getting evicted?” happened frequently. My brother and I would be sitting on the couch, where I pretended to watch cartoons, but instead strained my ears to try to know what was going to happen to us.