The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Parenting while human
Rebecca Schrag Hershberg Ph.D.
Our hardships are here to stay, at least for now, which means our anger is, too. Here are some suggestions for how to cope with it—including acceptance.
There's no formula for making parenting decisions this summer, but there are three signposts that can help us navigate the tricky terrain.
When my 6-year-old stormed away in a moment of entitled impatience and anger, I didn’t fear that his expressing his feelings could one day cost him his life. That's privilege.
As parents, when we are stressed out but pretend otherwise, we actively transmit that stress to our children. Don't pretend you're fine when you're not. No one wins.
How do we show our children that we can keep them safe during this stressful time? Here's a four-step guide.
How do we make connecting with our kids a priority when we’ve got a zillion other priorities as well? Here are five suggestions.
Parents want to tell their children the truth in a way they understand but won’t find overwhelming. Here's how to try and achieve that balance.
Despite different family constellations, dynamics, and challenges, everyone needs to hear the same — and often the most obvious — messages right now, over and over again.
We need to be open about our struggles right now. In vulnerability there is connection, and it's the connection that is going to get us through.
Another set of pragmatic tips to help you get through the long days of quarantine.
How do we parent during this difficult time? Here's a set of short and sweet pragmatic tips.
It's time we add some nuance to discussions about kindness and inclusivity. When we're overly simplistic, all children lose.
Has your child recently declared that you're the meanest parent in the whole, wide world? Here's how to make that moment better—not worse.
Time away with little ones can be difficult, for them and for you. Here are some tips for making family travel more enjoyable for everyone.
'Tis the season . . . for parents everywhere to feel shame that their children are not grateful enough. Here are some things to keep in mind.
When, if ever, is it OK to yield to your child's demands? Here's a better way to think about it.
Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, parenting coach, and author of The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler’s Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again.