I’ll tell you a story. This story happened right around an hour ago. And I thought it was a good illustration of one of the principles I routinely teach about parenting, namely, distraction. With young children, distraction is usually the first choice for intervention techniques in high-stress moments. To wit: My wife just came out
It’s war out there – and today, everyone’s a soldier.
It looks bad outside. So look on the inside instead.
A roll-your-eyes, slap-your-forehead, can’t-believe-I-didn’t-realize-this-before tactic. Plus, a therapist’s Best Picks list in Jewish and secular parenting books.
There’s no shame in asking for help–but it’s a shame when we feel we can’t. Adjusting our perspective on therapy would benefit us all.