This is the first of a series we have titled “Concepts and Skills of Parenting.” It is adapted from the book Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love. Before you were born, you were floating warmly, comfortably and securely in your...
Parents are often unclear about the difference between consequences and punishment — and that’s one reason efforts to discipline children can be ineffective. A consequence is the result or direct effect of an action. The goal for giving consequences is to...
Children are not little adults — so it is very important for parents to know what to look out for when searching for a therapist to work with their child. Here are some general guidelines to help determine whether a therapist is a good fit. A good therapist...
The children are at it again. They’re bickering with each other, shouting at each other, hurling insults and threatening to throw punches. It’s no wonder sibling fighting is a common cause of parenting annoyance and frustration. But what to do about it?...
Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. It profoundly influences every aspect of the human condition—mind, body, emotions, relationships and morality. Attachment is not something...
The holiday season can be even more fun for families when parents consciously work to lessen stress and focus themselves and their children on building loving relationships. Here are just a few ways to make December merry and bright: Embrace family rituals. Family...
Dr. Terry Levy travels the world to deliver professional training and instruction for general audiences. Here’s where to find him next:
Bakersfield, Calif. April 26
Ventura, Calif. April 27
Santa Barbara, Calif. May 23
Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Warwick, R.I. June 21
Cromwell, Conn. June 22
Trumbull, Conn. July 25
Traverse City, Mich. July 26
Grand Rapids, Mich. July 27
Lansing, Mich. August 28
Eugene, Ore. August 29
Portland, Ore. August 30
Vancouver, Wash. Sept 19
Buffalo, N.Y. Sept 20
Rochester, N.Y. Sept 21
Syracuse, N.Y. October 4-6
ATTACh 30th Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, Va.
It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for: