Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University. He is also on the faculty of the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the William Alanson White Institute Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program. He is the author of Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Emotions and Solving Family Problems.
Pride and Joy is Winner of the 2013 International Book Award in the Parenting and Family category and the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award in the Home category.
Pride and Joy is a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Winner and a National Parenting Publications Awards Silver Winner.
Pride and Joy is also a Finalist for the 2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year, Family and Relationships.
Parenthood begins with one of life's most joyful moments. As we struggle to cope with the demands of being parents, with our uncertainty and stress, moments of joyfulness and pride in our children, although no less cherished, too often give way to argument, defiance, and withdrawal. In this blog, I will offer guidance on how we can strengthen our family relationships and nurture our children's emotional health. I will offer solutions to many common problems of daily family life - problems that may erode the joyfulness of our children and our own pleasure in being parents.