Wendy Thomas Russell

About Wendy

Wendy Thomas Russell is an award-winning journalist, parenting columnist, and author of Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You're Not Religious. Russell lives in Long Beach, Calif., with her husband and daughter.

Wendy's Recent Stories

Nation Apr 28

Column: Why you should never use timeouts on your kids

At some point, we must accept that even though we all love our kids and want what’s best for them, parenting can’t be a strictly intuitive endeavor. Sometimes we need to listen, really listen, to the experts and the science…

Nation Dec 11

How to navigate the Santa myth

When I became a parent 10 years ago, I made this deal with myself: No matter how uncomfortable it might be at times, I would always tell my child the truth. Way too often, it seemed, parents risked the trust…

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