Category Archives: Development

The Dangers of Partnering While Mating

In the Sept/Oct, 2012 issue of Psychology Today, a short article, “The Beauty of Benign Neglect,” resonates with me today as it did 6 years ago. “Parents lack (a) trust in children’s desire to be competent and that nature will … Continue reading

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Today’s Askdrdeborah Blog: How to help children manage their fears about monsters in the night.

The simple act of putting your child to bed can become a major challenge when the response to “good night sweetie” is “but, mommy, there are monsters over there!”  A mom recently sought online advice for her 3 year old … Continue reading

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