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    Can Isolated Babies Become “Real” Human Beings?

    ‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and […]

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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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 Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Michael and his partner, Z, on the birth of their daughter. See beautiful birth...