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Why Slow Parenting Is Right for My Family

by Sharon Brandwein | August 20, 2019 “When parents allow children the space for trial and error, children become adept at solving problems independently. These children rely on their [...]

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‘Cocooning’ parents want family to stay the hell away from newborns

by Raquel Laneri | August 20, 2019 It’s called cocooning, and it’s a common practice for adopted children that allows them to bond with their new parents. But it’s gotten more popular in the past [...]

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A Therapist’s Perspective on Operation Varsity Blues

As a Manhattan based psychotherapist who treats high-achieving families, I feel for the teens entangled in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal that unfolded this past spring. ​Although they have [...]

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How to Plan a Successful Return from Maternity Leave

by Madeleine Burry | August 6, 2019 “New moms may feel a range of feelings when returning to work,” says Dana Dorfman, Ph.D., psychotherapist and co-host of the podcast 2 Moms on the Couch. Those [...]

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Parents, stop fighting in front of your kids — or at least take this advice on how to do it better

by Nicole Fabian-Weber | Aug. 6, 2019 “It’s important for children to be exposed to loving people who disagree since it’s an inevitable part of any relationship,” says Dana Dorfman, Ph.D., [...]

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Summer Depression is Real — How to Deal With Those Not So Sunny Days

by Brianne Hogan | Aug 02, 2019 In the summer, people are out and about, and generally busy, which can cause us to criticize our own social life or lack thereof. “Observing family vacations, [...]