Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

The other day as I was rushing through the morning to get my 4 year old prepared for a day at summer camp when I realized in a moment of frustration that I had been repeating the same request over and over again without any follow through from him… a frustrating situation indeed for me…

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‘Tis the Season to be…Stressed?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…so they say. But ask any mom out there and you might get a different answer. Along with the joy, tradition and magic, the holidays can be overwhelming and stressful. Ever notice your head spinning at the very thought of cookie exchanges, holiday performances, parties, and the ever…

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The Scariest thing about Halloween: Girl Costumes

The Scariest thing about Halloween: Girl Costumes We’re getting pretty excited about Halloween at our house! While perusing the aisles of our local Halloween store and checking out costumes online for my son, I couldn’t  help but notice the costumes for girls. They were pretty scary.  For all the wrong reasons.  Literally every costume has a…

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What’s Missing from “Tiger Mother” Parenting

There is no escaping the attention author Amy Chua has received about her book “Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother”. I’ve been captivated by the discussion, both as a Chinese American woman and a psychologist who works with families and children. The intrigue is partly because of my clinical passions (parenting, culture and parent-child relationships)…

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