Tag: children

Street Art Of City.

Want to Raise a Diversity-Savvy Kid? 3 Traps, 2 Solutions

If you want a future for you kids that reflects a fantasized “good ole days”, filled with white, heterosexual, legally married couples, with 2.3 kids, living behind picket fences in suburbia, with a bunch of people just like you, this post isn’t goin...
Parent And Child Holding Flowers.

Sometimes I Give in to my Kid, and I Am OK With That

Parenting is hard. I know parents are supposed to be consistent. Once we say “no,” we aren’t supposed to let them convince us otherwise. We are supposed to mean what we say and say what we mean. Really, I know, I've read all the discipline and parent...
Sad To Angry Emoji Text.

Anger Matters

This is a text I received from my 7 year old son one morning upon realizing I wasn't going to the zoo with his class that day. Note the sadness descending into violent rage.   This is jack you better be come to the feeld trip Keran smith!!!?...
Woman Sitting Alone On Bench.

Coupledom is great; But Singlehood ain’t too shabby either

As an analytically oriented psychotherapist, I am always thrown a bit by “attachment theory” and “attachment parenting”. What about the other side of the coin, separation? Both attachment and separation are capacities that must be achieved. They are ...