The Dangers of Partnering While Mating

In the Sept/Oct, 2012 issue of Psychology Today, a short article, “The Beauty of Benign Neglect,” resonates with me today as it did 6 years ago. “Parents lack (a) trust in children’s desire to be competent and that nature will influence the course of development.”...

A Child’s Resource for Dealing with Rejection

The physical pain of peer rejection is real and it hurts. Badly. Although we can’t avoid pain in life, neither for ourselves nor our children, we can give our children tools to grow resilience. In our Becoming Social Group at Well Baby Center, we explore...

Teaching Honesty Teaches Resilience To the Ups and Downs of Life

Teaching Honesty Teaches Resilience To the Ups and Downs of Life Teaching children to be honest about their thoughts and emotions promotes safety in the sharing of feelings. WBC’s Services Coordinator, family therapist, and Mindful Parenting Lead Facilitator,...

OUR BEAUTIFUL, COMPLICATED BRAINS

When I work with my parent clients, I find it useful to explain the idea that our anatomical and physiological brains are literally built on and changed by lived experience. I go over the tools available that one can adopt to achieve regulation in the face of...

“I Don’t Love You Anymore”

A phrase that has been popping up in my house recently from my 3.5 year old is “I don’t love you anymore Mommy!” commonly paired with “you are not my friend anymore”. I must admit I was a little taken aback when I heard this the first time and noticed an array of...