With ever increasing amounts of information readily available and so much emphasis placed on parenting today that, what should have been a simple crossover from one generation to the next, looks to have become a competitive sport.
As I sit down to write on “Helicopter Parenting, I find myself thinking about the labels that we place on parents’ foreheads, about the amount of judging that we do. […]
Sharing Secrets from Therapy: When a Parent Comes for a First Interview, what is that I am Looking for?
Three probing questions reveal parental attitudes that psychologists believe influence problems. I receive a phone call from a parent. S/he is nervous, apprehensive. A parent who phones about a problem […]
Do children who grow up in extreme poverty lack intelligence and imagination? A toddler sits in the sand, eyes clouded. He simply sits. Occasionally listlessly handling a pebble. That’s it. […]
How Parental Reactions and Meaning-making Help Children to Self-regulate: Self-regulation is an Acquired Skill.
Meaning making and emotion regulation A parent is driving the children to school. “Mom”, complains Jessica, “Thomas is kicking my seat.” The car swerves to the left and stops. Mother […]
The precarious balance between caring and confronting. All parents of growing children have to find a balance between discipline and freedom. These are value-based decisions, and a familiar source of […]
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