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I loved that you wrote about using intelligent humor that didn't belittle him, but that came out of really listening to him and was his kind of play. And I liked that the goal was to reconnect to him first, so that his feelings could pour out, and then he could absorb and re-remember that he really could do it. Great article, thanks! Megan
Cool!! Brought a tear to my eye at the end.😘
just FYI, website should be http://www.peacockrebellion.org/ (not .com)
Very, very minor quibble... Gilman did not write the story in 1892, but in 1890 (actually, on this exact date in 1890 as I write this). It took her some time to find a publisher. See: http://americanliteraryblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/gilman-color-is-repellant.html
Self-care is SO important for parents. Thanks for the reminder!
How can I know my future?
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Lucky for us, Tosha, you've got three winners! But that was pretty cute! Thanks for sharing it!
If GATS wanted to comment on this article, he couldn't because it's against the East Bay Express' policy.
Mad love GATS -
Yes!!! These comtraptions are such big business right now & so ridiculous, too. I think it also encourages new moms/moms-to-be when they see another mother just nursing her baby without covering up & making the act of nursing a baby into something that needs to be covered up & hidden away. We need to be able to feed our babies without carrying a tarp with us wherever we go.
"Hooter Hiders"?!?! Says it all, really...these are sex objects. Isn't sex supposed to be in "private"? Seems people cannot fathom they are as precious to a baby's survival as they are a source of delight and pleasure in our culture.
I never covered when breast feeding. A couple of times though, people I cared about were shocked and uncomfortable in the presence of my exposed breast feeding. Their comfort mattered to me. I took it into consideration.
Thank you. I love your advice.
I just want to add (as a former teacher) that STOP should definitely report what her former teacher is doing to the school principal- along with forwarding the dick pics and texts. Most importantly it gives the school a warning to keep an eye on this teacher and his interactions with other students. His inappropriate behavior may express itself differently with other kids. I would not assume he does not/will not act on the same sexual impulses with other more vulnerable underage kids.
Very beautifully written, Meghan.
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