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Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children

More parents are aware of the concept of resiliency and wonder about strategies for raising resilient children. This blog post is a summary of some of my reflections as a parent with the intention of raising resilient children. Resiliency here refers to our emotional...

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What to Say When There Are No Words

What to Say When There Are No Words

This week, I find myself at a loss for words. I rarely have trouble sitting down and writing. Instead of writing or doing anything really, I've napped off and on. I wish I had written on schedule and produced a blog post on Monday for publication later in the week. If...

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An Exploration of Good-Enough Parenting

An Exploration of Good-Enough Parenting

D. W. Winnicott coined the term “good enough mother” in 1953. The British pediatrician and psychoanalyst suggested that mothers need not be concerned with perfection, but rather with being good enough. In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to explore a bit about what...

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Dear Parents, Take Advantage of Rituals

Dear Parents, Take Advantage of Rituals

Dear Parents, As our children are headed into the school year, whatever that looks like for you, I'd like to share a few observations: I had more hope at the end of last school year than I do at the beginning of this one. I don't think I'm alone because a couple of...

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Processing 2020

Processing 2020

My mind is a sieve. Words slip by like shadows without my grasping them. And, yet, true to a form I hope foreshadows 2021, I am sitting and writing through the clouds that are my mind. Cloudiness is normal. I pause, for just a moment, not sure what to write next. I...

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The Good: Opportunities to Connect

The Good: Opportunities to Connect

I have been following this pandemic since January. I've called every turn that affects us as a family, preparing along the way. “The kids have two more weeks at school max.” “We are not going skiing for spring break. The slopes will be closed well before April.” “I...

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Play Therapy Week 2020 — In Jamaica

Play Therapy Week 2020 — In Jamaica

Every year, the Association for Play Therapy promotes "National Play Therapy Week" in February. This year, I had the pleasure of giving play therapy workshops in Port Antonio, Jamaica, during National Play Therapy Week, which was celebrated Feb. 2-8. The play therapy...

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Feeling Together Episode 1 Transcript

Feeling Together Podcast - Episode 1 - Introduction to the Podcast Click here to listen to this episode. Click here to donate and support this podcast. Welcome to the Feeling Together podcast, the show that helps you are your family feel together again. Your host dr....

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Wonder in the Everyday Moment

Wonder in the Everyday Moment

Yesterday, Facebook sent me a "memory" that reminded me of the wonder in the everyday moment. It went like this: Me to my son: Make a wish (as he was about to blow a dandelion). My son: I wish with all my might that I may blow all the seeds off this dandelion and...

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