Children with Incarcerated Parents, Criminal Justice, Parenting, Uncategorized

The Crime Gene? No Such Thing.

I have an essay up on Goodhousekeeping.com today that explores the idea of the crime gene. Take a look at how fear impacted my parenting during my lowest moment, and how gathering courage to face that fear allowed for me to be a better parent and person.

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“A week after the birth of my third child, I brought a few cups from the kitchen table to the growing pile of dirty dishes on the counter, too exhausted to actually load them. The C-section and my son Michael’s stay in the NICU had taken its toll, and I could barely function…”

Read the rest of the essay here!

Children with Incarcerated Parents, Criminal Justice, Parenting, Uncategorized

Young casualties of our war on crime: How Trump & Sessions’ approach to incarceration will hurt the children of inmates

I argue Donald Trump’s proposed tough-on-crime policies will be tougher on children in this op-Ed piece in the NY Daily News.

President Obama, releasing a new batch of non-violent drug offenders, has just set a single-year clemency record…

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http://nydn.us/2gPMpM49