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...
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...
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...
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...
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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