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Welcome to the very first episode of the Our Bird Has Flown podcast hosted by me, Paul M Bowers, and my wife, Indra Gardiner Bowers. Listen every Thursday for discussions about role reversed parenting, fatherhood, experts, mom life and the teen perspective. Ten years ago, Indra went to the first Blog World conference and while […]

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My Father’s Crashing Story – In His Own Words

In 1961 my father, Commander Jesse A. Bowers, was involved in a helicopter crash off San Diego. A married father of four and Navy physician, this accident changed the path of his life, and our family’s, entirely. My father was told he would never walk again. That was not an acceptable outcome for him. After […]

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Cry. It’s Not the Cry—it’s the Crying Alone

  I was taught that babies cry. I knew that, but what I didn’t know was all the causes of the crying. Soiled diapers, fatigue, gas, missing binkies, teething, growing pains, and any great number of other maladies can cause an infant to cry, howl, keen, lament, yowl, bawl, and bewail. As parents, it’s our […]

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Discipline as the Opposite of Punishment

Classic Disciplinarian

Discipline, not punishment. Discipline is always a word with which I had a difficult relationship. It’s Latin-based, and the roots include definitive phrases like “”treatment that corrects or punishes” or “order necessary for instruction.” I think that’s the basis for contemporary understanding of the word—it has become a synonym of the word “punish”. It starts […]

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