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Celebrate Chinese New Year!

My closest friend in our old town adopted her two children from China, and because the kids were the same ages as my older two, we spent many days together. Every winter, for instance, we used to gather at their house to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Since the Chinese New Year is about eating a […]

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History Can Teach Us Empathy

If everyone had a strong sense of empathy—the ability to share and understand another’s feeling and experiences—the world would be a pretty perfect place. Perhaps we could have avoided slavery, the Holocaust, 9/11, and countless other atrocities and tragedies if we all thought more about one another’s experiences and feelings.  In her recently published parenting book, Unselfie: Why […]

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