It’s time to address this question: What do I think about Attachment Parenting? I’ve been getting asked it a lot especially after I posted about Mayim Bialik’s new book. Answering this question is going to take much more than just one post, so I’m going to split it up into a few posts over the next couple of days. The first thing I want to make clear is that I don’t believe … [Read more...] about What Does the Mommy Psychologist Have to Say About Attachment Parenting?
I got home tonight and found myself quickly getting sucked into the parenting debates. Co-sleeping versus crib sleeping. Crying it out versus not crying it out. Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding. Working moms versus stay at home moms. Feminist parenting versus non-feminist parenting. The list goes on and on. We argue about so many different things. And then I step back and … [Read more...] about What Are The Real Parenting Problems?
Have you seen the headlines? All those saying that this 6 year old girl in kindergarten threw a tantrum and got arrested? Well, I did. At first when I saw the news, I was appalled and thinking, “WTF? Who puts a 6 year old in handcuffs for a temper tantrum?” But then I read further and did some investigating. The headlines are a bit misleading. Shocking, right? Calling the … [Read more...] about Kindergarten Tantrum Results in Handcuffs
People always ask me why I spend so much time ragging on celebrity moms. I can’t help it. They just provide SO much ridiculous material. If you have a weak stomach, you may want avoid reading this post. So, if you haven’t heard the story, January Jones has admitted quite proudly that she eats her placenta. Apparently, you can dry it, put it into a pill, and take it just like … [Read more...] about I’m so Green I Eat My Own Placenta
Yesterday I promised to come back and talk about helping teenagers cope with depression. Here I go. At one point in my training, I spent an entire year working on a child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit. It’s not real easy to get institutionalized these days. I say this to point out that in order to end up hospitalized on an inpatient unit things have to be pretty … [Read more...] about How Do You Help A Depressed Teenager?