You Complete Me

You Complete Me

When parents live out their dreams through their children, kids suffer. Exploring the danger of living vicariously through the next generation.

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

China sends a strong message to all parents.

Get Your Own Life, Parents

And let your kids live theirs

Do Mothers Cause Eating Disorders?

We can control what we choose to model.

Develop Your Kids Into Leaders: What to Do and When

Age appropriate leadership tasks for kids.

Curbing Too-High Hopes for Children’s Success

Why and how to curb parental fantasies for children’s futures.

The Dangers of Narcissistic Parents

How narcissistic parents substitute emotional hunger for love.

Will Fame Buy Me Love?

What is it in your past that motivates you today?

Some Ways to Practice Are More Perfect Than Others

For Olympic gold, or top kudos in school, arts, and even love, learn to practice

The Myth of the Helicopter Parent

Indulgent parents of young adults may actually promote their development

The Eyes of the Tornado

How parental perfectionism reared its ugly head