8 Children Test Their Speech on Siri, Echo and Google Home

Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen test the limits of everyday AI by using children of a variety of ages in linguistics tests designed to determine which AI is the best at understanding the most people. Featuring Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri.

Check out more of Matt and Andy on their podcast at http://www.probablyscience.com
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Children of Time (Unabridged) – Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Children of Time (Unabridged)

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 19.99

Publish Date: May 2, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 Audible Studios

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2011 Children Action Comics Special – Twinkie Artcat

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2011 Children Action Comics Special

Children Action Comics, Special 1

Twinkie Artcat

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 7, 2011

Publisher: Twinkie Artcat

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


2011 Children Action Comics Special is a collection of 32 600×800 pixels action comics strips for children and people of all ages. No words, just sound effect, action and reaction that might or might not happen in our daily life. This is a free edition to promote Children Action Comics! Story And Art by Twinkie Artcat Note : This is a comics picture book, for best reading Epub result, read this book in portrait mode. (Tested by Twinkie Artcat on android version 2.2 e-Reader.)

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The Adorable Robot That’s Helping Deaf Children Communicate

A new robot-avatar combo is helping deaf children learn to communicate during a crucial time in their development.
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Colbert Taunts Trump With Visual Evidence Of How Obama Really Treated Children

The “Late Show” host has a fact-check for the president.
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Barbara Streisand Seems To Suggest Michael Jackson Molested Children

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The Leaving Neverland documentary has divided fans of Michael Jackson, most especially those who feel that he may have sexually molested children. In a new interview, Barbara Streisand seemingly suggests that the late King of Pop may have carried out those alleged acts.

In speaking with British publication The Times, the award-winning actress and singer candidly spoke on her career, her upcoming concerts in the United Kingdom, and much more. As captured by the New York Daily News, the 76-year-old performer appeared to not show much compassion for the now-adult gentlemen who accused Jackson of abuse.

From the Daily News:

She says she “absolutely” believes the allegations of abuse by Robson and Safechuck, but puts more blame on their parents than The Gloved One.

“His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” Streisand told The Times. “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say [grown-up Robson and Safechuck], they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”

Streisand, who crossed paths with Jackson during their careers, added that she feels sorry for both the alleged victims and Jackson.

“I feel bad for the children,” she said. “I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him. Why would Michael need these little children dressed like him and in the shoes and the dancing and the hats?”

Perhaps there is more context there that couldn’t be captured in the interview but Streisand has yet to clarify her position.

Photo: Getty

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Angelina Jolie and her children turn up for “Dumbo” premiere in Los Angeles

Angelina Jolie and her kids steal the show at the world premire of Disney’s new movie, “Dumbo.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Episode 430 Scott Adams: Racist Spike Lee, CNN Starting Nuclear Wars, Climate Science and Immoral Children

Topics: 

  • Spike Lee is racist per President Trump
    • Spike Lee movie perpetuates the Charlottesville Hoax
  • CNN flamethrower attempt to DERAIL PEACE with North Korea  
    • Did they just discover the old story?  Timed to derail peace?
  • AOC is interesting, intriguing, watchable, consistent
    • Is it immoral to bring children into this world?
    • People on the left should stop having children
  • President Trump is seeking to educate both himself and the public
    • Climate Change meeting MUST be public and transparent
    • Genuine open-minded process is key to acceptance
  • Climate Change Debate Questions
    • Unprecedented rate of rise for key temperatures
    • CO2 is the only variable rising that fast. Therefore the cause
    • The climate scientist’s graph is SELF-REFUTING on this

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Yoga for Kids and Children – Yoga Music for Yoga Classes, Children`s Yoga Songs – Yoga Music for Kids Masters

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Yoga for Kids and Children – Yoga Music for Yoga Classes, Children`s Yoga Songs

Yoga Music for Kids Masters

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 2, 2010

© ℗ 2010 Equilibrium

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The Children (2008) – Tom Shankland

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The Children (2008)

Tom Shankland

Genre: Horror

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: January 1, 2009


A family anticipates a Christmas filled with sledding, laughter and hot cocoa as they head to their vacation home in the secluded back-country. The holiday cheer takes a fast turn for the worst after a mysterious flu-like virus plagues the children. One by one the children become deadly. Amidst the suspicion, mayhem and murder, the parents fight for survival against their own twisted offspring.

© © The Day Distribution Limited 2008. All Rights Reserved.

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Your guide to stealing tossed pucks from children

Congrats, you caught a puck in the stands! You should probably give it to a child, right?
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Children of Dune (Unabridged) – Frank Herbert

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Children of Dune (Unabridged)

Frank Herbert

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 29.95

Publish Date: February 7, 2008

© ℗ © 2008 Macmillan Audio

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The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth’s Children, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Jean M. Auel

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The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth’s Children, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Jean M. Auel

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 25.95

Publish Date: June 5, 2008

© ℗ © 2008 Brilliance Audio

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TRYIN’ – EP – Radiant Children

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TRYIN’ – EP

Radiant Children

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: August 24, 2018

© ℗ 2018 Radiant Children

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Ballet Music for Children and Kids – Ballet Dance Company

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Ballet Music for Children and Kids

Ballet Dance Company

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 2, 2010

© ℗ 2010 Equilibrium

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The Children Act – Richard Eyre

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The Children Act

Richard Eyre

Genre: Thriller

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 6.99

Expected Release Date: September 14, 2018


Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a powerful and riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy (Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead). Fiona is intensely dedicated to her profession, never finding time to have her own children while fully assuming the immense responsibility of making life-and-death decisions about the children of others. As Fiona is about to embark on one of the most challenging cases of her career, Jack (Stanley Tucci) her neglected and increasingly frustrated husband, makes a shocking revelation, sending her into an emotional tailspin. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), The Children Act is a deeply affecting and unforgettable portrait of strength, devotion, and love.

© © 2017 Free Choice, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Episode 133: The Epidemic of Trapped Children, SCOTUS, and Coffee

Topics: 

  • Strategy for dealing with personal attacks: “I block all Nazis, goodby”
  • Supreme Court nomination tonight…likely to include one or two bonus topics
  • Experts said: MUST avoid trade wars, have opinions changed?
  • Reticular activation – Noticing something everywhere once it’s on your mind
  • Kids in cages, kids in caves, kids in mental cages (Democrats)
  • President Trump’s persuasion play and the importance of HONOR
  • Elon Musk’s team creating tube for cave kids rescue

 

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Episode 124: Children in Cages (I.e. Democrats), New Master Persuader, socialism, NK and More

Topics: 

  • NBC report on NK cheating per “intelligence sources”
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a master persuader
  • Child like views of solutions for complex problems
  • President Trump’s adult view of cost and benefits
  • The root problem of gang controlled countries

 

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Episode 113: How Trump Handles the Children on CNN

Topics: 

  • President Trump paced his critics by giving them what they asked for
    • Did the President “cave”?
    • Did the American system of checks and balances work as designed?
    • Is this how negotiating works?
  • Morning Joe’s call for diversity
  • Gaslighting applies to all political parties
  • 95% Consumer confidence, highest ever recorded
    • The economy is driven by psychological phenomena
  • President Trump always leads with a “big ask”
  • Peter Fonda’s tweets
    • Why give him a pass for his disgusting comments?
  • Ana Navarro mocking people not policies
  • “Elite” joke by President Trump at rally last night
  • Are we seeing “happy hate” by President Trump’s critics?
  • Jeff Sessions response to questions
  • List of thinking errors
  • Is it getting more dangerous to be a Trump supporter?
    • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen getting heckled at dinner

 

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Episode 106: The Children in Cages

Topics: 

  • Kids in cages, bad…and nobody has a viable alternative?
    • Fraudulent, but deeply effective persuasion
    • Lacks factual accuracy
    • Untrue, misleading
    • Out of context
    • Could be solved tomorrow
    • Why is it so effective?  Cause facts don’t matter
  • Cognitive dissonance example: anti-Trump laundry lists
    • Their initial gigantic fears about President Trump didn’t manifest
    • But they’re the “smart ones” in the conversation
    • So new fears are needed to replace the faded ones
    • If you can’t find a sufficiently big fear, you need lots of little ones
  • George Lakoff’s dilemma
    • Highly qualified cognitive expert
    • He sees and understands that…
    • President Trump is using skill and experience consistently
    • But 99% of his side believe it’s just luck
    • George’s problem?  Facts don’t matter

 

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Opens Up About Delivering Both Of His Children

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one hands-on dad!


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Jimmy Kimmel Calls On Congress, Trump To Take Action Against School Shootings: ‘Children Are Being Murdered’

Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by replaying clips from President Donald Trump’s statement about the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high schoo…


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Angelina Jolie Says She & NATO Chief Want To End Sexual Violence Against Women & Children In Conflict Zones

Movie star Angelina Jolie says she and NATO’s chief have agreed on ways to help the military alliance better combat the use of sexual violence against women and children in conflict zones.


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Children of Dune (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction] – Frank Herbert

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Children of Dune (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

Frank Herbert

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 29.95

Publish Date: February 7, 2008

© ℗ © 2008 Macmillan Audio

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Children of the Mind (Unabridged) – Orson Scott Card

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Children of the Mind (Unabridged)

Orson Scott Card

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 26.95

Publish Date: August 1, 2004

© ℗ © 2004 Macmillan Audio

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Children of Time (Unabridged) – Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Children of Time (Unabridged)

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 19.95

Publish Date: May 2, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 Audible Studios

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The Adorable Robot That’s Helping Deaf Children Communicate

A new robot-avatar combo is helping deaf children learn to communicate during a crucial time in their development.
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Really Want Children

A priest was getting ready for a trip to Rome, and a man came to him with a request: “When you get to Rome, could you light a candle for me and my
wife? We really want children and the doctor just told us we might not be able to have any.”

The priest agreed to the request. Ten years later, he ran into the man again in a super market. With him were about twelve kids.

“Oh, this is wonderful!” said the priest. “But tell me, where’s your wife?”

“Oh, she’s gone to Rome to blow out the candle.”

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8 Children Test Their Speech on Siri, Echo and Google Home

Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen test the limits of everyday AI by using children of a variety of ages in linguistics tests designed to determine which AI is the best at understanding the most people. Featuring Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri.

Check out more of Matt and Andy on their podcast at http://www.probablyscience.com
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Ballet Music for Children and Kids – Ballet Dance Company

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Ballet Music for Children and Kids

Ballet Dance Company

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 2, 2010

© ℗ 2010 Equilibrium

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Children of Men – Alfonso Cuarón

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Children of Men

Alfonso Cuarón

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: December 25, 2006


No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine, filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men "Lifts you to the rafters, transporting you with the greatness of its filmmaking. The action is swift, ferocious and spectacularly choreographed." (The New York Times)

© © 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Children of the Fleet (Unabridged) – Orson Scott Card

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Children of the Fleet (Unabridged)

Orson Scott Card

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: October 10, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 Macmillan Audio

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“O Come, Little Children” Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Christmas Concert – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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"O Come, Little Children" Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Christmas Concert

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: January 1, 2017


In its 2016 Christmas concert, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir joined with the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Bells on the Temple Square, and international opera superstar Rolando Villazón in a celebration of Christmas that focused on childlike simplicity and youthful enthusiasm. Dancers and actors from the local community also joined in, thrilling the combined capacity audience of over 60, 000 in the Conference Center at Temple Square. This live recording from the concert includes favorite songs and carols from around the world that celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. From the 18th-century German carol “O Come, Little Children” to the French song “Il est né” and the traditional Andalusian song “Campana Sobre Campana”—a favorite among Spanish-speaking children even today—the invitation is extended to everyone to join with children in reflecting on the Christmas message. Mack Wilberg’s processional based on “The Little Drummer Boy” similarly reverences a child’s offering at Christmas. With the toy-like charm of the orchestra’s “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and the cinematic sweep of “Christmas Children” from the movie Scrooge, this concert was indeed a celebration of youthful wonder at Christmas time.

© © 2016 Intellectual Reserve Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Children of the Corn – Fritz Kiersch

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Children of the Corn

Fritz Kiersch

Genre: Horror

Price: $ 7.99

Rental Price: $ 0.99

Release Date: March 9, 1984


A young couple (Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2, and Peter Horton, thirtysomething) find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Neb., where they encounter a mysterious religious sect of children. But nowhere in town are there any adults. The horror grows to a blood-curdling climax as the two new visitors learn the horrifying secret behind the prospering corn fields. Based on the classic short story by Stephen King, CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a longtime horror favorite that has spawned six sequels and many imitations. See how it all started.

© © 1996 Lakeshore International Corp. All Rights Reserved.

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2017 Children Action Comics Special – Twinkie Artcat

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2017 Children Action Comics Special

Twinkie Artcat

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 7, 2016

Publisher: Twinkie Artcat

Seller: Smashwords


After 6 year from 2011 to 2017, here's another collections of 71 1024×1365 pixels full color drawing of children in action. Comics for people of all ages. Happy reading and all the best for the year 2017. In this issue, we have 7 action story about the children. They are 'In The Ghost Castle', 'Arrow', 'Penguin action', 'Children Action Line-Art', 'Penguin Go Fishing', 'Poster' and 'Diary'. By Twinkie Artcat.

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The Children of Hurin (Unabridged) – J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Children of Hurin (Unabridged)

J. R. R. Tolkien

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 14.95

Publish Date: September 19, 2007

© ℗ © 2007 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Children To The Slaughter – A.I. Nasser & ScareStreet

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Children To The Slaughter

A.I. Nasser & ScareStreet

Genre: Horror

Publish Date: April 29, 2016

Publisher: ScareStreet.com

Seller: Omni Holdings LLC


Melington has changed. There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied.  No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister’s abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world. No child is safe in Melington, and Alan Carter needs to stop the curse that has haunted his hometown for generations. But as Alan’s brushes with death become more frequent, he finds himself running out of luck.

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2011 Children Action Comics Special – Twinkie Artcat

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2011 Children Action Comics Special

Children Action Comics, Special 1

Twinkie Artcat

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 7, 2011

Publisher: Twinkie Artcat

Seller: Smashwords


2011 Children Action Comics Special is a collection of 32 600×800 pixels action comics strips for children and people of all ages. No words, just sound effect, action and reaction that might or might not happen in our daily life. This is a free edition to promote Children Action Comics! Story And Art by Twinkie Artcat Note : This is a comics picture book, for best reading Epub result, read this book in portrait mode. (Tested by Twinkie Artcat on android version 2.2 e-Reader.)

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Lamar Odom’s Children & Family Asks For Prayers

Lamar Odom’s two children are asking for prayers for their hospitalized dad.


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Pharrell Is Donating 50,000 Books To Low-Income Children

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I Worship Chaos – Children of Bodom

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I Worship Chaos

Children of Bodom

Genre: Metal

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 2, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Nuclear Blast GmbH

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American Voices: Falling TVs Pose Growing Risk To Children

Researchers analyzing data from 29 countries have found that in the age of large flat-screen TVs, more children are being injured by unstable television sets toppling onto them, with doctors recommending that flat-screens be securely mounted to the wall as a preventative measure. What do you think?




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Children of the Light – Perez Patitucci Blade

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Children of the Light

Perez Patitucci Blade

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 18, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Mack Avenue Records II, LLC

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‘Modern Family’ Cast Re-Creates Famous Shots From ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Cheers,’ and ‘Married… with Children’


Sofia Vergara as Peg Bundy? Julie Bowen as Mary Tyler Moore? Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet as ‘Breaking Bad’s’ Walter White and Jesse Pinkman? As it contends for a sixth consecutive best comedy win, the series pays tribute to six television classics.

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Goodnight Lullabies: Sleep, Baby, Sleep – A Child’s Gift of Lullabies, Classical Music for Little Angels, Lullabies for Babies & Kids Songs, Favourite Sleep Time Songs for Children, Nursery Rhymes & White Noise – Goodnight Lullabies Collective

Goodnight Lullabies Collective - Goodnight Lullabies: Sleep, Baby, Sleep – A Child's Gift of Lullabies, Classical Music for Little Angels, Lullabies for Babies & Kids Songs, Favourite Sleep Time Songs for Children, Nursery Rhymes & White Noise  artwork

Goodnight Lullabies: Sleep, Baby, Sleep – A Child’s Gift of Lullabies, Classical Music for Little Angels, Lullabies for Babies & Kids Songs, Favourite Sleep Time Songs for Children, Nursery Rhymes & White Noise

Goodnight Lullabies Collective

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 9, 2014

© ℗ 2014 Classical Temple

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Children of Sanchez – Chuck Mangione

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Children of Sanchez

Chuck Mangione

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1977

© ℗ 1978 A&M Records

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Heart of Blues / Prayer of the Children – Single – Three Dog Night

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Heart of Blues / Prayer of the Children – Single

Three Dog Night

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 1.98

Release Date: October 24, 2009

© ℗ 2009 Three Dog Night

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News in Brief: Cockroach Worried About What Kind Of Kitchen Cupboard He Leaving To Children

NEW YORK—Expressing concerns over dwindling resources and the preservation of the environment for future generations, an adult male American cockroach was reportedly worried Thursday about what kind of kitchen cupboard he was leaving to his children. “I look at the state of this cupboard right now and see how young my nymphs are, and I’m terrified there won’t be enough graham cracker crumbs left when they’re grown up,” said the insect, adding that he sincerely hoped his offspring would have the same opportunities to safely skitter around in dark cracks and crevices behind the containers of flour and rice that he had always enjoyed. “Sometimes I lie awake wondering whether the Quaker Oatmeal Squares will still be here when I’m gone, or whether my generation has been too wasteful with the brown sugar leaking out of the plastic bag. After all, this cupboard is the …




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News: Single Woman With 3 Young Children Unaware She Subject Of 984 Judgments Today

LINCOLN, NE—Oblivious to the thoughts and looks directed toward her as she shopped for groceries, stopped by the post office, and ran several other errands with her three young children, single mother Karen Nichols, 29, was reportedly completely unaware that she was the focus of 984 separate judgments by strangers this afternoon.

According to reports, during the five hours in which Nichols was accompanied by her kids, Erik, Sadie, and James—aged 1, 2, and 4, respectively—to a variety of locations throughout the city, she was the subject of nearly a thousand negative assumptions about her financial situation, relative parenting capabilities, and general promiscuity.

“My God—that is just so sad,” thought 45-year-old local resident Rebecca Mueller, just one of 16 people in the local Stop and Shop parking lot who leveled a total of 29 judgments at Nichols as she struggled to secure her crying youngest child …



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Jack Falahee Isn’t Getting Away With Murder, But He Is Helping Children

“How to Get Away with Murder” star Jack Falahee is competing in a triathlon to raise money for LA Children’s Hospital.
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Johnny Depp surprises sick children in Australian hospital

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp dresses up as Captain Jack Sparrow in a surprise visit to sick children at a hospital in Brisbane. Rough Cut – no reporter narration


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News in Brief: Report: Nation’s Ditches Overflowing With Children Of Worried Parents

WASHINGTON—Saying that in most places they are piled up 5 or 6 feet high, a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center revealed that every one of the country’s ditches is currently overflowing with the children of worried parents. “Following an exhaustive survey of ditches and gutters across the U.S., we found that every single one is presently filled beyond capacity with young children whose mothers and fathers are, at this moment, wondering where their kids are and when they’ll be back home,” said lead researcher Alicia Smith, noting that of the millions of 4- to 10-year-olds nationwide who had been allowed to play unsupervised in the backyard for a few minutes, bike to a nearby convenience store, or walk to a friend’s house just across the street, virtually all of them are now wedged in between countless others in a muddy, filth-strewn drainage …



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News in Brief: Report: More American Children Raised By Carjackers Who Didn’t Realize There Was Someone In Backseat

WASHINGTON—Revealing an increase in nontraditional family structures, a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center found that more American children are being raised by carjackers who didn’t realize there was someone in the backseat. “The number of U.S. children reared by criminals who stole a vehicle by force and then left the scene unaware that a small child was in the rear passenger seat has almost doubled,” the report read in part, showing that since 2014 there has been a dramatic spike in the number of carjackers who made the choice to care for an infant they were surprised to discover in the back of the car after peeling out of an isolated, poorly lit parking lot. “Whether escaped convicts commandeer a vehicle only to find a sleeping toddler that they quickly bond with, or a thief suddenly begins to feel a parental responsibility to care …





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The Children of Hurin (Unabridged) – J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Children of Hurin (Unabridged)

J. R. R. Tolkien

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 28.95

Publish Date: September 18, 2007

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Yoga for Kids and Children – Yoga Music for Yoga Classes, Children`s Yoga Songs – Yoga Music for Kids Masters

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Yoga for Kids and Children – Yoga Music for Yoga Classes, Children`s Yoga Songs

Yoga Music for Kids Masters

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 2, 2010

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Beyonc‚ Sells BeyGOOD T-Shirts To Help Children In Haiti

Beyonc‚ is selling t-shirts that read “Bey Good” in order to raise money for impoverished children in Haiti. In May, Bey took a trip to Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital in Tabarre, before deciding to lend a hand. “[D]ue to a recent reduction in funding commitment, the hospital has lost the equivalent of two months of funding resulting in significant cutbacks in staff.
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My Inappropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults (Unabridged) – Heather McDonald

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My Inappropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults (Unabridged)

Heather McDonald

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: February 5, 2013

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Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 7, 2011

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2011 Children Action Comics Special is a collection of 32 600×800 pixels action comics strips for children and people of all ages. No words, just sound effect, action and reaction that might or might not happen in our daily life. This is a free edition to promote Children Action Comics! Story And Art by Twinkie Artcat Note : This is a comics picture book, for best reading Epub result, read this book in portrait mode. (Tested by Twinkie Artcat on android version 2.2 e-Reader.)

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Ballet Music for Children and Kids – Ballet Dance Company

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Ballet Music for Children and Kids

Ballet Dance Company

Genre: Instrumental

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Release Date: September 2, 2010

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How To Know If You’re Co-Dependent On Your Children (VIDEO)

In the video above, Dr. Phil confronts a mom, Linda, who admits that she enables her 32-year-old drug-using son, pointing out that she meets this definition of co-dependency: Feelings and actions of another person affect you to the point of losing control of your own life. It’s one-sided, emotionally destructive, abusive verbally or physically.

When Dr. Phil pushes her, Linda also recognizes that her behavior is characteristic of someone who is co-dependent: excessive care-taking, low self-esteem, the need to be needed, only feeling important as it relates to the other, denial (e.g., ignoring, minimizing or rationalizing problems in the relationship), fear of anger, health problems, and addictive behavior.

When Dr. Phil asks Linda to grade her own paper, she admits, “Failed.”

Dr. Phil tells her: “This is on you. You’re the adult and he is the child … Your job as a parent — all your jobs as parents — is to prepare your child for the next level of life. It’s not to be liked by them, it’s to prepare them for the next level of life.”

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How to Help Children Ages 6-12 Through Your Divorce

School-age children ages 6 through 12 can be highly impacted by divorce. Children of this age group are trying to integrate their parents’ separation. This can be only done in relation to their own stage of development. It is most important at this time that you do not speak negatively about your ex-spouse. That can only serve to confront your child’s own sense of self and identity. The better you and your ex can get along after divorce, the easier it is for your children to adjust.

You can help minimize the negative effects of divorce on children in this age group by working together, as a team, on the following:

  1. Ensure a stable and consistent visitation schedule. This gives your child a structure that can create security.
  2. Do not create conflict during visitation exchanges.
  3. Do not burden your children with your own emotional problems. If necessary, see a counselor, but don’t stress your child.
  4. Maintain communication with teachers and school personnel. Partner with your child’s school counselor and teachers by letting them know what is happening. This way, they can help keep an eye out for, and alert you to, unusual behavior, such as missing schoolwork, not paying attention in class or aggressive behavior.
  5. Know your child’s history. If your child has problems with stress, it will be more difficult for him to adapt to separation. This child needs good parenting from both parents, which includes safety, love, nurturing, meeting needs and understanding.
  6. Age-appropriate communication is paramount. Be open with your child and answer his questions with as much gentle honesty as you can. However, don’t put your child in a loyalty double-bind, and don’t question him about your ex.
  7. Allow your children to have a voice in the day-to-day decisions. This can include helping to decide on the new sleeping arrangements, home décor such as sheets, blankets, pillows and bedspreads and where to go on Spring Break. This also means allowing your children to have a voice in creating new family traditions. When parents divorce, children often feel out of control because they didn’t have a say or any options in the decision to divorce. These small experiences of choice help your children feel invested in their new family.
  8. Finally, use my Empathic Process. The Empathic Process is an approach I developed for parents and children to communicate in a safe and open space. It teaches children how to talk to their parents about their feelings, while parents actively listen without defense. Then parents get a chance to speak. Ultimately, parents and children speak together solving their problem, by investing each participant in the solution. This undefended experience creates a safe space in which parent and child can return when needed.

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Ricky Martin uses music to tackle trafficking of children

Ricky Martin performs at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles in Burbank, CaliforniaThirty years after Ricky Martin got his start in music in the Puerto Rican kids' group "Menudo," the Grammy-winning singer uses his music and celebrity to help fight against the trafficking of children. Fresh off a new album, "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," the 43-year-old Martin said he relishes getting in front of a crowd to talk about children forced into prostitution and pornography. "Not only in Puerto Rico, all over the world, here in the United States, huge numbers, when it comes to kids that are becoming slaves," Martin told Reuters in an interview this week. The "Livin' la Vida Loca" singer opened a center in Puerto Rico last year to combat oppression against children.



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Marvin Gaye’s Children: What Our Father Would Say About Lawsuit

Marvin Gaye’s children have penned an open letter in the hope of “set[ting] the record straight on a few misconceptions” in the media’s coverage of their successful lawsuit against the writers of Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

Nona Gaye, Frankie Gaye and Marvin Gaye III’s joint letter mainly dives into the background…
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Divorcing Parents: 4 Ways You Can Be Super Heroes To Your Children

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Divorcing parents: you can be super heroes to your children. Here’s the plot twist: becoming their super hero means accepting that your children deserve to experience both a “Super-Mom” and “Super-Dad.” Your marriage is ending, but your relationship as co-parents continues. Super hero status depends on whether you exercise your powers to communicate positively with your children about their other co-parent. They need your permission and encouragement, demonstrated by all of your words and actions, to enjoy their relationship with your ex-spouse and feel supported for doing so.

This may sound flat-out horrible to you! The worse it sounds, the more you probably need to hear it. Amidst the overwhelming challenges presented by your divorce, your first act of heroism is to begin thinking about one another as co-parents, and move away from “ex-talk.” Your number one priority now is to make the healthiest possible choices–big and small–for your kids. Please consider these four commitments you can make as co-parents that will change the course of your children’s lives and in the process, possibly save yours too.

1. Begin to access your super power–choose a healthier divorce.

The best decision divorcing spouses can make is choosing divorce mediation, instead of an ugly street fight in court. Most legal battles cause harm to your children. Litigation encourages spouses to become enemies. The increased intensity and duration of conflict can damage your child’s development and cause serious long-term problems. Consider how doubling-down on negative feelings about your spouse in a divorce war might affect your children, who need both of you as a source of love and stability in their lives, especially during a time of epic change.

In divorce mediation, you and your spouse together, with the help of a qualified neutral mediator, will address all of issues that a judge would decide: property and debt division, support issues and child custody (in mediation called a “parenting plan”). By avoiding court and engaging in respectful communication, you will stay in control of your own future and lower your family’s stress level. This is your first step–and an essential one–toward building a more peaceful co-parenting future and setting the stage to become super heroes to your children.

2. Be truthful–but tell them only what they need to know.

Child specialists agree that parents need to communicate honestly and in advance that the separation is happening, the reasons behind it, and what the future might look like for the family. While specific approaches vary depending on age, renowned child psychologist and pioneering custody mediator, Donald Saposnek, Ph.D., urges parents to agree upon a truthful, carefully framed “mutual story of the divorce.”

First, parents should tell their children together about the divorce. Children need to hear “one mutual and consistent story” about why and how the divorce will happen, according to Saposnek. Telling your children a “mutual story,” in which neither parent is “bad,” joint responsibility for the divorce is taken and personal details are spared, will help them view the divorce as a “family re-organization” rather than a “break-up.” It will allow them to bond with both of you within the re-organized family from the outset.

For example, instead of Mom telling the children that the divorce is a result of Dad’s cheating and lack of care for the family, and Dad telling the children that Mom has been mean to him for years, a “mutual story” would focus on how much Mom and Dad both love them. It would also express how they will always be safe and cared for, and that although this may be difficult for everyone for a time, everything will be okay.

“Mommy and Daddy tried as hard as they could to live happily together but we have grown-up problems that we just can’t fix, so we’ve both decided that we shouldn’t be married anymore. We will always love you and take good care of you and be your Mommy and Daddy. You need to know that our divorce is not your fault. You haven’t done anything wrong. We are both very proud of you. Even though Mom and Dad will live in two different houses, you will see us both and we will keep loving you, and taking care of you and will each have special time with you. We both agree that it is important for us not to fight anymore and that we will be happier living in separate places.”

The “tell them what they need to know” approach applies after your divorce too. Spare the details as questions may arise or bumps occur in your co-parenting relationship. Agree on how you may need to elaborate on the mutual story as time goes on.

3. Never argue with or criticize your co-parent in the presence of your children.

The true hero is a parent who prevents an argument from occurring in front of their children, not the parent who wins an argument. Never argue or fight with one another in front of your kids. It is a sin against their childhood. There is no excuse for it. So, learn to control yourself. Perhaps agree with your co-parent on a “code word” for when tense moments arise that signals: “we-both-need-to-STOP-NOW-because-continuing-will-permanently-damage-our-children.” Whatever it takes.

Speaking negatively about or criticizing your co-parent within earshot of your kids is equally harmful. Many child experts would call it “emotional child abuse.” When you attack your co-parent, you are also attacking your children. This makes sense because children view themselves as being a part of both of you. A condescending comment or a display of anger about your co-parent will cause unnatural stress on your children and can make them feel belittled and lower their self-esteem.

You are still entitled to your feelings and need to express them, but not to your children or anywhere near them. Beware: They can probably hear you talking on the phone in your house, or with a friend or relative while they sit in the backseat of your car.

4. Proactively support your children’s relationship with your co-parent.

In addition to shielding your children from negativity, by positively reinforcing your co-parent when communicating with your children, you will advance healthy child development. I’m not claiming that it will be easy! In order to “talk the positive talk” with your children, it helps to “walk the positive walk” with your co-parent.

First, get yourself in the right frame of mind. Keep reminding yourself that your goal as a parent is not to win a popularity contest. Even if it were, omitting opportunities to positively support your co-parent would not help you win one in the end. Understand that for a while you may need to just “go through the motions” of practicing positive communication.

Second, find consensus with your co-parent about fostering a supportive co-parenting relationship. Agree that your children have an absolute right to a positive and full relationship with both of you. Agree that you will both look for ways to support your children’s relationship with the other, regardless of your personal feelings at any given moment. Agree to continuously communicate with each other about child’s needs.

Building this foundation of mutual understanding may allow positive communications about your co-parent come more naturally. If you’ve undertaken divorce mediation with a sophisticated mediator, you’ll lay the groundwork there. Many co-parents also greatly benefit from the expert advice of a therapist or social worker, during or post-divorce, who specializes in healthy co-parenting.

And finally, just do it. Here are some tips.

1. Refer to one another “Mommy” and “Daddy” or “Mom and “Dad” rather than “your Mom/Mother” or “your Dad/Father.”

2. Sincerely encourage your children to call or FaceTime the other during your own parenting time.

3. Celebrate the time, activities, and fun moments your children had with your co-parent.

“I’m excited to hear what you and Daddy did this weekend! … Wow, you went to the train park–that must have been so fun.”

“Cool new backpack. Did Mommy get that for you? I love it.”

4. Have a photo–or a few–of your children with your co-parent in your home. It can be a reminder that you are both there for them, wherever they go. You can be clear that even though you and your co-parent are no longer married, you still respect one another as co-parents.

5. Make a list of ten positive memories or good characteristics of your co-parent. Share them, one by one, when the time is right. Repeat them too. You might tell the story of your co-parents’ reaction when your child was born, a time your co-parent did a good deed for someone else or share a talent that your co-parent possesses.

The most heroic gift you can give your children is taking every opportunity possible to speak positively about your co-parent. Divorce in itself will not likely damage your children. However, how you choose to get divorced and behave after your divorce will make the difference. Choose to be super heroes to your kids. In doing so, you may also discover that you are the greatest super hero to yourself.

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR is a professional mediator, attorney, and Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a member of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section (ABA-DR), The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (MCAFM). He holds his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and Masters of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine. To learn more, visit AuritMediation.com or contact Michael at michael@auritmediation.com.
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Children Recite the “I Have a Dream Speech” | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network

Original airdate: January 21, 2008

‘Children aren’t born hating,’ Oprah says. ‘In every single instance, racism is something that is taught.’ Oprah considers the coming generation to be ‘the most color-blind in history,’ and offers hope that they could yet help the world realize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, demonstrating for humanity ‘how to judge people based on the content of their character and not the color of their skin.’ Watch as children from far and wide recite the words that could free us all.

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After having two daughters, Drew Barrymore reveals she is in no rush to slim down and that her family always takes precedence over hitting the gym.
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Adult Children With Recently Divorced Parents: 10 Ways to Navigate the Holidays

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When I was 27 years old, my family went on a trip to the mountains for Christmas. While we drove in a snow storm late at night from the airport to the cabin we rented, it somehow came out that my dad would not be joining us. In fact, my parents would be getting a divorce. Next, imagine the family shit show that ensued while driving through that snow storm. No one was happy that Christmas despite being in a beautiful winter wonderland. While my brothers and cousins went skiing on Christmas Day, I was so sad I couldn’t get out of bed. My aunt and uncle comforted me and eventually managed to coax me out of bed. I tried to be grateful for my many blessings that Christmas, but I just felt so sad. For my brothers and me, our parents’ marriage and the façade of having a “perfect” family dissolved on Christmas 2008.

I’ll never forget the first Christmas after that fateful one. At that next Christmas gathering of extended family, no one asked about my parent that wasn’t present or even acknowledged that they still existed on this earth despite the fact that they had been an active member of the family for 30 years. I was hurt. I felt that I had to pretend that everything was normal even though I was so sad and frustrated inside. I ended up in tears with my sweet Grandmother comforting me.

Now 6 years later, things are better. In fact, things are better than they were before my parents split, but there are always dynamics to navigate through. When your parents divorce when you are an adult, you may be relied upon by your parents for emotional support, to be a messenger from one parent to the other, and you may feel guilt ridden if one parent is alone on a holiday. Sometimes you have to parent your own parents. And that can be uncomfortable.

The holidays are still somewhat stressful and anxiety provoking for my brothers and me because of figuring out what holiday will be spent with whom and how not to hurt our parents’ feelings. This year, I decided to do something different. For the first time, I will not be going “home” for Christmas. Instead, I decided to do exactly what I want and not be driven by the desire to please my family. While I love them dearly and will miss them, I am also happy about creating my own Christmas this year.

Here is my advice for the holidays to all the other adult children of recently divorced parents out there:

1) Be authentically you and stop pretending everything is ok. Pretending is more painful. You don’t need to announce to the entire holiday gathering of extended family that you are sad and feeling uneasy over your parents recent split. Try and confide in someone empathetic at your family gathering–perhaps your favorite cousin or an uncle with whom you are close. You will most likely find comfort in expressing your feelings to someone outside of your immediate family.

2) Create boundaries. If you are going to your hometown, stay at a hotel or a friend’s home instead of with your family. You may need your space. Sometimes staying in your childhood home amidst your parents recent divorce can make the wounds worse.

3) If you have siblings, rely on each other for emotional support. If you don’t have siblings, ask for support from a friend who has had a similar experience. I am so thankful for my brothers, especially over the last 6 years.

4) Host one of the holidays at your own home. Ask your family to your home for the holidays and start creating a new way of doing the holidays. Planning and preparing to host might just be the distraction you need.

5) Humor! If you can make light of the challenging situation with managing your parents recent divorce, you can diffuse (at least temporarily) the sadness and anxiety.

6) Do what you want to do for the holidays and not what you are “expected” to do. Don’t try to please your family by being the “good daughter” or “good son” by joining the family gathering if you are not up for it this year. Do your own thing and let go of the guilt.

7) Remember you are not responsible for your parents’ happiness. While of course grown children can enhance a parent’s feelings of happiness and joy, your parents should not derive the bulk of their inner happiness from you.

8) Excuse your family members. If you are at a family gathering and your extended family members don’t ask about your other parent not present or don’t acknowledge the difficult situation you are going through, know that they love you dearly but are limited in their ability to expresses their feelings. They simply just don’t know how to do it. Excuse them for this.

9) You are not alone. Remember almost everyone–those that have divorced parents and those with married parents–deal with some level of challenging family dynamics during the holidays. There are plenty of other family- shit-show-holiday-showdowns going on out there too!

10) If a family member of an adult child whose parents recently split is reading this, express your empathy in whatever way to can. Ask about the other parent not present. It goes along way and provides comfort for your loved one.
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Parents have a tendency to label kids as defiant when they don’t match preconceived notions of how children should behave, according to award-winning author Dr. Shefali Tsabary. But, if you listen closely, your child is trying to send you a message in every argument and act of misbehavior. Watch as Dr. Shefali reveals what all children would communicate if only they had the words.

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