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Presence & parenting

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The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired

One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out—in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships—is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them.

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Simone Biles: My Family Sacrificed as Much as I Did for Me to Get to Rio | TODAY

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles tells TODAY that her family sacrificed as much as she did during her grueling gymnastic training. She says there was a lot of outside pressure on her before the 2016 Games even began, but because she’s “stubborn,” she was able to set it aside.

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Presence, Parenting and the Planet | Dan Siegel | Talks at Google

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FindCenterBeing present, whether with children, with friends, or even with oneself, is hard work. But isn’t this attentiveness — the feeling that someone is trying to think about us — something we want more than praise?

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Meditation Self-Compassion for Parents

This guided meditation from Yael Shy, founder and director of MindfulNYU, will help moms and dads cultivate self-compassion so they can be kinder and gentler with themselves.

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Before You Let Your Child Fail, Read This

It’s not easy to let our kids be less than perfect.

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5 Ways to Be a Great Mom, Even When You’re Overworked

Remembering what matters most means knowing that no matter what we achieve in life, those we love are the primary reason why we do it. Staying present for your kids in quality ways whenever you can makes all the difference.

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