#flashbackfriday Grandma Edition

#FlashbackFriday: Grandma Edition. Largely because they think life should be fair, children tend to complain a lot. In fact, whenever you encounter adults who complain a lot about the many inequities and injustices that have beset their lives or the bad hand of cards they’ve been dealt, you can bet you have encountered adults who […]

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Why? Isn’t always the best question.. or sometimes Odd is just odd!

When a problem in a child “becomes” a disorder, it is rarely, if ever, cured in a day. When children develop problems, they need parents who are authoritative, not anxious. Anxiety and authority are incompatible. The former cancels the latter. Anxiety reflects the now-ubiquitous tendency of parents to “think psychologically” about problems that arise in […]

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Getting Old Because of the Young

“Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster too.” -Lionel Kauffman   Before we had kids, we used to dream about a big family, all grown up, coming to visit on Christmas and recounting all of the wonderful times we shared together. Then we had kids and […]

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