Time-out is almost universally accepted in our North American culture as a “go to” parenting behavioral technique. However, I often wonder about what message we are sending to our children when we use time-out. What are we teaching them?
Here is a collection of articles I have written.
Oftentimes, when I am working with a couple in therapy, men will tell me they, “aren’t good with feelings” or, “they don’t have a lot of feelings.” Read on for are a few ways to prevent our sons from telling this same story one day.
Ever look at the person you married and ask yourself, “What happened to us? We used to be so close and feel so connected.” Being one half of a couple with kids can feel awfully lonely sometimes. The good news is that you are in good company. Read more about what to do about this common phenomenon.
Self-compassion is hard for some people to embrace because it sounds self-indulgent. This is a misnomer because practicing self-compassion actually gives us an incentive to try, not because we want to be the best but simply because we care about ourselves. Interestingly, most people find it is easier to care for others then to be kind to themselves.