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What is Attachment?

What is Attachment?

“Attachment” has become somewhat of a buzzword that is often misunderstood and misused in the parenting world. I work with parents and young children in therapy around issues with attachment, and I find that most people want some clarification on what attachment is...
Parenting with Anxiety

Parenting with Anxiety

I often write about helping kids cope with anxiety or recognizing anxiety in children, but what about when parents are dealing with anxiety themselves? Anxiety can be sneaky. It’s often not immediately recognized as anxiety and it can sometimes feel like it comes out...
Why Do I Yell at My Kid?

Why Do I Yell at My Kid?

Most parents don’t want to yell at their children. And yet, ALL parents find themselves yelling at some point. I experience shame around yelling at my son because I TEACH positive discipline classes! Who am I to tell people to calmly set limits with their children...
Raising Feminist Boys in a Rape Culture

Raising Feminist Boys in a Rape Culture

“Me Too” has been popping up on my news feed all day for the last couple days. I shared my own “Me Too” post, and I believe every woman I know has one, whether they chose to post publicly or not. One of the wonderful things about parenting is our ability to shape the...