Monthly Archives: August 2013

All Work and No Play

Originally posted on What Kids Want Us to Know:
Sad to say, summer is winding down. I hope there has been plenty of time for all the kids on summer break to sleep late, read books of their own choosing,…

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The Biggest Parenting Question

Sometimes I write about the “trees” of parenting, like homework (The Homework Tree) and messy bedrooms (The Real Reason Bedrooms Have Doors). Other times I write about the “forests” such as autonomy (What If Your Parents Controlled Your Life), values … Continue reading

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Ready or Not, Let Them Go.

The work of a child psychologist is seasonal. There are two types of clients who frequently show up in my office for the first time during the month of August. First, there are the children who are anxious about the … Continue reading

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