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No matter how difficult our relationships can be, most adult children want a good relationship with their mothers. Whether your  relationship is great, terrible, or somewhere in between, mother-daughter relationships are powerful and partially define who we are. The more you work through […]

Reader Question: My son is two and half and is beginning to stutter. Up until now, he has been a good talker. But when he gets excited, we’ve noticed he stutters, like his brain can’t catch up to his mouth. […]

Reader Question: My eight–year-old daughter constantly interrupts when I am talking with another adult. I have told her to stop a thousand times and she continues. What can I do to stop this? I feel it is rude to interrupt […]

Sally is now 25-years-old and has noticed how much her inattention is creating problems at her job. At home, she easily loses things, can’t get organized and is highly distractible. Her friend, who has been diagnosed with ADHD since childhood, told […]

I always wondered why I couldn’t trust my memory. Doctors have told me nothing is physically wrong with me. Yet I constantly think, “Maybe I am too sensitive.,” or “Could I be making this up?” Then one day I talked […]

Reader Question:  My 11-year-old daughter says her science teacher doesn’t like her and has it in for her. She claims the teacher calls her out in class and grades her papers more strict than the other students. How can I […]

“I worry that my high parental expectations for my child are making him anxious. What if I push too hard?” Have you thought or said this? Sometimes it is difficult to know what is the best approach to parenting, especially when […]

Reader Question: I would say that my husband is a type A (driven, structured) personality and both of our children are more like me, type B (relaxed, easy going). At times, this combination of personalities can be challenging. Do you […]

Mom. I’m bored.  Isn’t it great. Just feel that boredom. What? I need something to do!  OK, what do you think that could be?  I don’t know, I’m just bored.  I’m sure you can think of something. And sometimes being bored […]

Much of my therapy practice was spent helping women deal with mother-daughter issues. Whether the relationship was great, terrible, or somewhere in between, mother-daughter relationships are powerful and partially define who we are. It is such an important relationship so […]

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