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WHEN YOUR KID SPITS AT YOU

Given the almost universal meaning of spitting at someone as a sign of disrespect, I can see how some parents take it personally and respond indignantly with some variation on “Don’t you dare spit at me…I’m your mother and no child of mine is going to …” But do you really think your child is thinking [...]

YOU’RE STUPID MOMMY! GO AWAY! YOU’RE YUCKY!

The subject of today’s blog is angry children saying and doing things that in turn anger their parents which in turn “makes” their parents say and do things that further anger or alienate their children in their well-intentioned effort to show them that they will not tolerate rude behavior. Not after all of the things [...]

You understand me!

  Before John and I got married we went couples therapy. Double sessions. For three years. Often it was excruciating as hell. So much so that we took separate cars because the drive home could be more painful than the session itself and who needed that? Then one day, we turned a corner. Believe me, [...]