I’m torn because I don’t see myself talking about storks when my children ask how babies are made and I want them to know full and well that when it comes to Christmas they don’t have to impress some stranger in a red suit with good behavior, they have to impress me.
But at the same time, that world of fantasy and make believe is essentially what childhood is all about.
We’ll talk about sex and intimacy openly and I’ll encourage them to be individuals.
So when I see the public criticize Will and Jada Smith’s liberal approach to parenting now teenagers Willow and Jaden, I almost want to jump to their defense and encourage parents everywhere to loosen up and consider more progressive parenting styles. I believe parents have the very challenging responsibility of preserving their children’s childhood without sheltering them or blatantly lying to them about the real world.
Falling into the void feels disorienting and we don’t know where or when we’re going to land on our feet again.
Living in the void is a critical time to really dance and flow with our feelings.
I believe separation, divorce, and relationship break-ups always have a gift to offer us, but the initial breakup period sucks. But his decision to end the relationship knocked me off my feet and into the void.
For most of us, when we’re in relationship, it feels like we’re on solid ground. When a relationship ends, we are inevitably launched into a void or abyss, where there’s nothing solid yet to land on.
It’s no secret that Willow and Jaden Smith are edgier and seemingly more confident than most adults.
My own loss of relationship reminds me how powerful our emotions are.
We feel the grief, sadness and loss not only of the person, but the dreams we had and the opportunities that were not yet realized. Emotions live on a spectrum, and when we cap the downside risk of pain, we simultaneously cap the up-side reward of joy and love.
Accelerated Mass Spectrometer (AMS) dating of dinosaur bone bio-apatite from 170 grams of bone fragments and milligram surface scrapings of an Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur gave ages of 25,750 ± 280 and 23,760 ± 270 respectively.
No collagen was detected and only bone bio-apatite was RC dated.