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Life On the Couch

Suicide

The world definitely is a hard place to live in.  Each era in history has had it’s challenges, and our contemporary era is no different: tribal politics, cut-throat academic competition for higher education and resources, superbugs threatening our health, super storms threatening everything. It is believed that with access to greater resources and greater opportunity, […]

June, 2018 | 0 Comments

Impulsivity

Impulsivity is defined in psychology as a “tendency to act on a whim, displaying behavior characterized by little or no forethought, reflection, or consideration of the consequences.” Through unnecessary risk, usually inappropriate and poorly thought out, impulsivity results mostly in negative consequences.  I work with a lot of adults with ADHD, which impulsivity is a […]

June, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parenting Is a Bitch, and Then They Call You One

If you’re a parent you know the never-ending quest for parenting education and tips. You’ve looked for help with what’s normal, how to navigate certain developmental behaviors, how not to damage your kid’s mental well-being. Recently I attended two very helpful presentations encompassing all of the above: Screenagers and an in-person presentation of How To […]

March, 2018 | 0 Comments

Where Did The Time Go?

As I write this, I am struggling to find enough time to give it the proper attention a blog should have; at least when you want to be taken seriously. In the past several years, time has taken on a different meaning. Not just because I am a mother and watching little kids grow up […]

February, 2018 | 0 Comments

YouTube Reasonably

It has come to my attention that I have not enough awareness of what my kids are finding on the web. They search what they hear their friends talking about, of course, as do I. But I keep forgetting that I am a reasonable adult and know how to contextualize what I see and hear. […]

January, 2018 | 0 Comments

Year of Experiences

My New Year’s resolution leading into 2017 was to provide my kids with more experiences. Born from completely packing up the house and therefore cleaning out unwanted or unnecessary things twice in 2016 to paint and then carpet six months later, I realized we had too much crap. Way too much crap and the kids […]

December, 2017 | 0 Comments

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