Pride and Joy
Understanding your child's emotions and solving family problems
Kenneth Barish Ph.D.
There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor of Psychology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University.
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.