Last week I wrote about the new science of self-compassion in the Washington Post blog, ‘On Parenting.’ Writing that post got me thinking about how our society treats us when we first become mothers. I wonder if this could be part of why it’s so hard for us to actually be kind to ourselves? Think […]
Below are some posts I have written for families.
The early years with young kids is often remembered as a sleep- deprived time accompanied by unavoidable squabbles with our partners. This may seem like a rite of passage, but is there a way for parent couples to stay connected in the face of the everyday resentments that can pop up along the way? John […]
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.
So why on earth are school decisions so darn anxiety provoking? From preschool to college and in between, I keep running into people (including me) who are agonizing over finding just the right fit for their offspring. It is rational to tell ourselves that of course he/she can try it for a bit and if […]