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What Is a Non-Paternity Event?

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I want to talk about something I’m seeing more of lately in my practice: “non-paternity events“.  These are events as termed by law, sociology and clinical genetics to describe cases of false paternity, where a biological father is someone other than who is presumed to be.  Talk about Oops!  As it turns out, this is […]

July, 2017 | 0 Comments

Revenge Porn

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I’ve just heard a new phrase – revenge porn. How in the world is this a thing? Seriously, how have we become that fucked up as a species that there is a thing as revenge porn? I’m also upset because I know this as a result of a Kardashian story, and I try actively to […]

July, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parenting a Tween

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I am parenting a tween. He is imminently 12 years old and everything that encompasses: awkward, funny, overwhelmed by what he is learning, frustrated, frustrating and lazy. He hates that last descriptor, but there it is – and it’s true. He also has ADHD, which in itself includes lazy.   Parenting a Tween He feels […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Camp Is a Funny Thing

Camp is a funny thing. People coming of age in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s remember camp as a right of passage, especially if you grew upon the east coast where the expectation was sleep away for most of the summer. The kind of camps you see immortalized in movies with rustic cabins, counselors barely […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leaning In

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So what happened to Leaning In? Sheryl Sandberg got a lot shade when her first book published 4 years ago – for not being sensitive to single mothers, blue collar workers, etc. Sadly, her husband died and that has prompted a second book, Plan B for which she appraises the working landscape’s deficiencies and how […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Handling Difficult People

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Handling difficult people is, well, shitty. You thought I was going to say difficult – surprise! I swear a lot, at least in person. Difficult people trigger stress, which triggers a domino effect of coping mechanisms in our brain and body. Not least of which is the hormone cortisol. It is said that weeks of […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

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