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What I’m Reading: Shame-Proof Parenting

It happens in the middle of the grocery store or maybe your first time to a new “mommy and me” group. Your child drops to the ground and begins to wail as you urgently attempt to quell the building storm. You know all eyes are on you, eager to watch your next move. In that moment you aren’t parenting for the child who is having a hard time, you are parenting for every other adult in the room. You’re so focused on how you will be perceived that you completely lose sight of […]

4 Reasons We Don’t Bother With Family Dinners

Most therapists will tell you that family dinners are essential for raising well balanced children. Even “the most important thing you can do with your kids.” The assumption is that we all have hectic lives and various activities which keep us busy. If we don’t reconnect over dinner, we’re missing important opportunities for conversation with … Read more

4 Strategies for Surviving Summer

The signs that summer vacation is approaching are all around us. Rules are becoming a bit more lax as the end of the school year slowly draws near. The rushed mornings of frantically packing lunches and looking for missing shoes are numbered, and the structure we established in September has long since been abandoned. There … Read more

Parenting Without Fear

I hear the concerns so often in my practice: “I don’t want him to grow up to be entitled.” “What if she grows up to be selfish?” “I’m worried he won’t understand how the real world works.” So many of us are weighed down by fears based entirely in the future, some years or even … Read more

What I’m Reading: Free to Learn

Everywhere we go, my five year old son strikes up conversations with strangers. Unvariably, they ask him if he’s in school yet, to which my kid usually replies, “No, I don’t want to go to school. You don’t get to play there.”The topic of school also comes up a lot among my group of mom … Read more