This article first appeared on the blog for Baltimore Therapy Center. There is a difference of opinions out there as to whether it is important to use the proper names for private parts when teaching children about their bodies and discussing sexual abuse issues (i.e., not the latest news story but what they need to
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.