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Book Review: It Didn't Start With You Book Review: It Didn't Start With YouShakespeare said, “The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children.” Often repeated and even more often actualized, this concept of the transference of “sins” through a generation is now supported by scientific evidence, as explained in Mark Wolynn’s It Didn’t Start ...

Book Review: Mom, Mania, & Me Book Review: Mom, Mania, & MeJust how is a child cope when her mother goes off the handle in fits of rage, often leaving painful welts on her arms and legs, only to, days later, dress her up, buy her new clothes and take her to the theater? How is ...

Book Review: The Conscious Parent's Guide to ADHD Book Review: The Conscious Parent's Guide to ADHD“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein For some, the symptoms are more subtle — it is the child who sits gazing out the ...

Book Review: The Un-Prescription for Autism Book Review: The Un-Prescription for AutismFor any parent coping with raising an autistic child, managing the chaos that earmarks the disorder — not to mention the dizzying array of medications, treatments, and therapies — can often feel exhausting, overwhelming, and quite frequently, disheartening. autism is simply a very difficult and ...

Book Review: When a Family Member Has OCD Book Review: When a Family Member Has OCD“Every family is a system of constantly moving parts. When one part of the system changes, it creates change in all the other parts. What this means is that when one family member experiences a mental health challenge, all family members are affected.” – Jon Hershfield, ...

Book Review: The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism Book Review: The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism“The moment you receive the diagnosis that your child is on the autism spectrum, everything changes. While your first reaction might be fear, do not be discouraged. There will be disappointments and there will also be beautiful gifts that accompany his diagnosis. The good news ...

Book Review: A Mother's Reckoning Book Review: A Mother's ReckoningWhen a school shooting stops the nation in its tracks, and we all watch the coverage in stunned horror, I think first about the victims and their friends and families. Then I try to wrap my mind around the shooters and what could possibly have ...

Book Review: Negotiating the Nonnegotiable Book Review: Negotiating the NonnegotiableLife is about conflict and negotiation. We have a sense of who we are and what holds meaning for us. What is meaningful is not the same for everyone, and that causes disagreements from mild annoyance to war. There are times when someone just seems ...

Book Review: Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life Book Review: Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at LifeImagine being a child in elementary school who is not only overly active and engaging with adults, but also gets bored very easily, which results in poor grades and inattention. How would you feel if your school (or teacher) wanted to “hold you back” because ...

Book Review: My Mother's House Book Review: My Mother's HouseApproximately 61.5 million Americans are living with a mental illness. Given that and given that the average American family in 2015 consisted of 2.54 people, then it is safe to estimate that at least 156.21 million people in America are affected by mental illness. David ...

Book Review: Splitopia Book Review: SplitopiaWendy Paris knows what you think of her divorce. It’s what her friends thought when she told them she and her husband were splitting: “Neither my husband nor I like to fight, but once we entered the twilight zone of divorce, they assumed we’d lose our ...

OCD and Healthy vs. Unhealthy Doubt When my son Dan was dealing with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, I would often watch over him like a hawk, taking note of all of his behaviors. Was this OCD? Was that OCD? Wait, maybe that’s normal behavior? I spent a lot of time trying to ...

Book Review: Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children Book Review: Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your ChildrenMy home can sometimes be the embodiment of chaos. My oldest child is four years old and working through attempting to control every detail. There is also the fifteen-month-old, who is cutting at least four teeth right now and rivaling Mommy Dearest’s greatest tantrum on ...

Book Review: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Book Review: Untangled: Guiding Teenage GirlsIn Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, psychologist Lisa Damour charts a course for parents through the turbulent seas of girls’ adolescence. Anyone who has, knows, or has been a teenage girl will recognize the girls Damour describes. Damour presents the seven transitions ...

Book Review: The Handy Psychology Answer Book  Book Review: The Handy Psychology Answer Book Are you a student of psychology or interested in becoming one? Or are you an avid reader interested in psychology, social relationships, and complex concepts? What about a beginning therapist or mental health professional? If so, Lisa J. Cohen’s The Handy Psychology Answer Book is ...

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