Rigidity, Judgment and Parenting

rigidity judgment and parenting

I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a long time and that’s pull out some comments for the next post because it got me thinking and I appreciate that Cynthia is giving me the opportunity to do this. On my last post Cynthia, who is also a therapist here in town, wrote: I have to admit I find … Read More

The right way to raise babies

the right way to raise babies

Last week there was a lot of noise about that crying it out study, which indicated that “graduated extinction” (which is different from simply leaving the baby to cry) isn’t harmful to infants. On my Facebook feed I heard (like many of you heard) a lot from both sides of the debate, decrying the study as too small to be … Read More

Teens, the Internet and Toxic Support

teens and the internet

The internet has brought us a lot of nice things like kitten videos, the ability to watch only the funny parts of Saturday Night Live and really great gifs. But it’s also brought us a lot of ugliness, sometimes in the form of support groups that can actually make people sicker. There are a number of web sites populated by … Read More

The Myths of Good Parents


Myth: Good Parents Always Enjoy Their Kids. No. they don’t because the children of good parents are not always enjoyable.