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As a result, those older generations are likely to deem any behaviors different from their own experiences as unacceptable and due to their seniority they are able to express their judgments on various occasions. On the contrary, the post-80 and -90 generations can not voice their opinions in a society dominated by the older generations. Secondly, admittedly, part of the post-80 and -90 college students fit into the negative image, but they can not represent all the college students. According to our experience, there are students who are obsessed with computer games, who spend a lot of time keeping love affairs, and who spend money in an extravagant manner. In comparison with these students, the majority of the post-80 and -90 students can fit into an ideal model of college students. Some absorb themselves in the library all day long. Some take part-time jobs in their spare time to pay for tuition fees. Some voluntarily go to the remote areas to teach poverty-stricken students. I was wondering why the media do not provide more reports of those positive aspects of the post-80 and -90 generation college students.

Þorgerður Jörundsdóttir

Thank you for a very informative blog. I am trying to understand the rdi lifestyle and implementing it. unfortunately I do not have access to rdi consultants. But my son will receive aba in play school. I want to add rdi into the household and I am dooing my best to get the crucial points. I would really like to get info on some literature or games that could clarify things.
Greetings from Iceland

Sara Lymberis


Thank you so much for your wonderful posts. I have done RDI with my son for 2 years and we have "graduated". I am looking into the NH approach now and have just ordered the dvd's. I think it will be great for all of my kiddos. Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights! Best wishes for a wonderful 2009!

Susan McLeod

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One NT, one not, one to be determined. Always worried, always working, always amazed when something I've done influences one of them in a positive way.

Michelle O'Neil

I couldn't help but laugh when I got to the first sentence of the second paragraph. I've got one of each and though I would not trade either one on bad days it means a never ending "not enough of me to go around" for either of their needs.

Half an ass in both worlds.

But I do understand the longing. The hope of not being judged. I get what you are saying.

I think you are an amazing mom. An amazing woman. I love what I'm hearing about the NH approach and I will be looking into it. Thank you for sharing.

BTW...awesome photo. You guys are beautiful.


sending warm and heartfelt vives your way---perfect post to welcome the new year.


happy new year and thank you, christine and em for your insights into the world of parenting the NT and the non-NT child! you are both so right--this combination brings its own set of struggle and puzzles and challenges. my hats off to you and others who are straddling the lines!

ALL parenting is a journey, yes? and all kids are unique. what can any of us really know of the other person's experience?

the NH approach is so wonderful. may i say it again? my new fantasy, and perhaps one that serves me much more, is to find or start a Nurtured Heart school. the ones in arizona sound so inspiring! here's a link to some research:

kim, jess, gretchen, niksmom--thanks so much for stopping by with your wonderful words of support!

my big fat blessings to everyone for a year filled with things and experiences that makes your hearts sing.


It's a journey, isn't it? But unlike a trip around the sun, this journey of parenting and discovery of ourselves just doesn't end in a place. There are no markers to say: "You are there!" And anyway, wouldn't life be dull if we got "there"? Tho' I could probably use more dull somedays :-) Anyway, as the mother of more than one child I will tell you that the confluence of NT and Not brings with it quite a bit of its own kind of struggle. My Sami is quite a little guy but shepharding him through life in our family brings its own kind of heartbreak and joy.

Anyway, I can't wait to see what the new year brings for all of us :-)


Weel, I think you're a wondeful parent even when it might not look or feel very wonderful. Truly.

WIshing you and your whole family a 2009 full of vibrancy, joyful and meaningful discovery, peace, and a strengthening of the love which radiates from within. xoxo


Great photo!

And I totally understand your fantasy of the two-child lifestyle. That other kid would ground you in some sense of reality.

Or so it seems. And it does happen that way at times with our other kids. But it also means soooo many struggles when they won't invite friends over because of their brother. When they get teased at school because of their brother. When they lose our attention when he needs so much. Etc.

Every coin has two sides. And it sucks that it can't always come up "heads". :)

Betty and Boo's Mommy

That's a great photo, and a great post. I've been reading for a few weeks (maybe longer?) now and really enjoy your blog. Happy 2009 to you and your family. Looking forward to continuing reading about your journey.


I am in love with Fluffy in this picture. He is gorgeous!

Here's to another year on the mama-path together.

jess wilson


may you find every bit of what you seek

or see that you already have it

much love and best wishes for this next trip round the sun


I'm so glad you are finding something that makes sense and I'm so glad you found a class for him. I love you and I'm here for you and I think you are amazing.

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