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February 9, 2018

Katy Perry recently mentioned in an interview that her desire to be a parent is getting stronger and, as such, she has decided that it's time to grow up and step into the woman she's meant to be. As such, she says, it is time to let go of childhood trauma. What...

December 13, 2017

This time of the year is happy for many, but may be a struggle for many others. Ideally, the holidays are a time for gathering around the table, sharing stories, catching up on each other’s lives, exchanging gifts, and eating delicious food. But that isn’t always the c...

December 4, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we discussed bullying and the strategies used by schools to try to prevent it. One of the approaches used is “teaching children to care.” In other words, to teach them empathy. As we know, empathy is more of an experiential than an intellectual le...

November 27, 2017

Spanking is a very controversial topic. I’ve had friends say that the reason our kids are the way they are these days – misbehaving, entitled, etc. – is that we aren't allowed to physically punish them anymore, as we used to be in the good old days. Others believe...

November 22, 2017

Despite our efforts, the rates of depression, self-harm, and anxiety among young teens are at unprecedented levels. And it isn't that the problems that they face today weren't there years ago. These kids just seem less resilient and more fragile. And, as is Ame...

November 8, 2017

There is a general misconception that every woman is born to be a mother. They tell us that we have a maternal instinct that is triggered by pregnancy. With the maternal instinct comes maternal love, a feeling that would make us naturally inclined to put our child abov...

August 24, 2017

We need to deconstruct some harmful beliefs passed on from generation to generation, which are accepted without being questioned, and approach them objectively and logically, because many of these ideas serve only to keep us imprisoned in painful situations, which bene...

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