Mothers today juggle more tasks, work longer hours, and sleep less than their own mothers did. Yet the self-healing revolution has overlooked the most significant issue in the lives of some twenty million women: how to cope with the relentless stresses of raising young children in the twenty-first century. As well, fathers, children, and marriages are also impacted by the intensity of modern life, and by the grand and historically unprecedented experiment our society is undertaking with its most precious resource: the next generation.
My wife, Jan Hanson, M.S., L.Ac., and I have written many columns about making a family, with topics ranging from how to stay intimate friends with your partner while raising children to raising adolescents. They’re posted on our website, www.NurtureMom.com, and you can see the range of them below.