Universal Child Care Is Not What Most Parents Want—or What Children Need

Most families view one stay-at-home parent as the ideal arrangement for raising children, and most parenting-age Americans would prefer direct cash assistance over subsidized day care, according to a recent national survey. Moreover, decades of psychological research and my own personal 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist confirm that institutionalized child care is a less-than-ideal option…

Big Ocean Message June 2019

This month’s tenet states, “We value the irreplaceable role of fathers and build interdependent relationships with men.” I have thought a great deal about this tenet since attending CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) at the U.N. in March.  I met women from around the world. As I spoke with them, I realized just…

First Annual Big Ocean Women Gala

Thank you to everyone who so generously supported our 1st annual Big Ocean Women Gala last month.  Your contributions successfully raised much-needed resources for our International Cottages Fund. Your support helps gather women around the globe to be trained as deliberate thinkers and to engage as powerful forces for good in their homes, communities, and…