Feel, Felt, Found
A mom recently shared with me a handy mnemonic that reminds you what to do when your child is having a strong emotional reaction. The process comes from the same philosophies that I follow and teach, but improves upon them by being simple and easy to remember! We know the most important thing to do when our child is upset [...]
When we see SuperMom go sailing by, perfectly put together, with her perfect children behaving perfectly... we sometimes judge ourselves, and come up lacking. But this isn't fair.
Shyness, Seeking a Professional, & Back to School
Note: I'm on leave for the summer. While I'm out, I'll be reposting some of my more popular posts. See you again in the Fall. Short post about going Back to School. 3 little tips... When Should a Parent Seek Professional Help? Sometimes, therapy is most helpful before problems get entrenched. Shyness and Your Child. A three-part series, actually! [...]
Note: I'm on leave for the summer. While I'm out, I'll be reposting some of my more popular posts. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. See you again in the Fall. Good For Him! Tale from my grad school internship with the sex offenders. So many stories, this is one of my favorites. Oh, Good Question! [...]
My Sock Drawer, circa 2001
Sometimes, we fight for control over little things, even when it's not really what we want. As parents, it's good to remember this, and recognize it when we (or our kids) do it.
Interview on Livemom.com
Livemom.com interview with Katie Malinski, LCSW
I got an exciting 40 pound delivery a couple of weeks ago-
On his travel blog, Rick Steves once explained the 'secret' of the Oracles at Delphi, saying this: Two thousand five hundred years ago, movers and shakers from throughout the ancient world went to Delphi to get advice from the Delphi priests. The priests weren't in cahoots with the gods. They just interviewed everyone who came to them, thinking that they [...]
Q: When should a parent seek professional help?
Therapy can be supportive at any stage, and can help improve relationships by resolving minor challenges before they become a major problem.
3 Parenting Tips Worth Repeating
Who has time to read an entire parenting book these days? It's amazing how much time & energy it takes to chew through a 350 page epic on how you "should" parent.