Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Social Third Degree

Parents worry about their kids. Moms and dads want their offspring to be happy, to be successful, and to live meaningful lives. For children in school, parents define success using both academic and social measures. When parents worry about how … Continue reading

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Hitting By Any Other Name…

When I left an inner city publicly funded psychiatric hospital to work in a suburban private outpatient practice, the frequency with which I had to address corporal punishment declined dramatically. Still, the use of spanking does come up in the … Continue reading

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The Art of Saying No

You know how there are certain things kids say that will almost certainly draw a negative response from a parent? Things like “Everybody else is allowed to _____,” or “Nothing good ever happens in my life,” or “Drew’s parents don’t make him _____.”  … Continue reading

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