Parenting

Successful Women Walking the Tightrope between Motherhood and Career – What Helps? What Hurts? A Psychoanalyst Speaks Out

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their...

What’s Happened to Face-to-Face Conversations with Teens – Making Real Conversations the New Norm

The next time you talk to your teen, notice how often he or you share your attention with your smart phone. How long can...

A Letter to my Daughter Who Has ASD

Hey Baby, It’s mommy. This letter is to you, and about you, but I have no intention of your ever reading these words. More than...

The Value of Siblings, in Peace and Conflict

The number of kids in American families, as throughout the world, has declined over the last decades. Reasons for less kids vary; finances, careers...

Is My Anxiety Ruining the Fun?

Just chill. Its what I tell myself several times a day, and many times to no avail. Its hard. As crazy as it sounds,...

Should We Pay Kids for Grades? Yes or No?

Should You Pay Kids for Grades?  Yes or No? Sometimes parents think of kids school work as their job. This is true.  But then they...

Parents Who are Screaming on the Inside While Being Calm on the Outside

Parents who try very hard to be good listeners when their kids’ behaviors scare them deserve a lot of credit. These are thinking, caring...

‘Tune in” to Tumultuous Teen Gossip

Gossip is communication. If your teenager off-handedly tells you a remnant of something going on, tune in! “Hey, Lindsay just got a new designer bag....

How to Make Eating Out With Your Toddler Bearable—Even on Vacation

Dining with a toddler is rarely fun. It’s especially a challenge when you’re on vacation and have to eat at unfamiliar places day after...

When Your Child Avoids Going to School

When kids are asked, “How was school today?” or “How was your day today?” some kids don’t answer at all or gratuitously give a...