How Parents Create Anxiety in a Child

So much of my time in family therapy is spent on parenting education about the inadvertent ways parents create anxiety in a child. As this article explains, through their communication and disciplining methods parents can make a child fearful.  Most parents come to...

How Children Express Shame

This blog on parenting is a nice description of an instance of how parents often misread a child's behavior. I recommend that parents always look for the deeper emotion beneath a child's actions or words, and the most powerful of these emotions are fear and shame. The...

Review: The Conscious Parent, by Shefali Tsabary, PhD

A number of years ago I read a blog by psychologist Shefali Tsabary, PhD, and liked it enough to include it on one of my parenting handouts on Reflective Listening. Just recently I stumbled upon Dr. Tsabary’s work again and realized she now has three bestselling books...