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Fostering a Healthy Self in Children

Parenting:  Feeding the Healthy Ego       We’ve all known folks who seem have too much ego.  They appear to feel entitled to do and have anything they want and lack the capacity for self-criticism.  They can be pretty obnoxious.  In … Continue reading

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Lying to Kids Causes Self-Doubt

CHILDREN DESERVE THE TRUTH   To learn to cope effectively with the world as it is we need information.  We have various ways of gaining this information but the most direct is our own perception. Another way is through what … Continue reading

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The Power of the Positive Word

  THE POWER OF THE POSITIVE WORD   We hear plenty about child abuse in the modern media.  Often unacknowledged by anyone, verbal abuse is the most common of all forms and has a devastating impact on the self-concept.  Just so … Continue reading

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From Couple to Family

FROM COUPLE TO FAMILY Moving from singlehood to marriage is a complicated and comprehensive transition.  Many people just don’t realize what a different orientation is required to make a success of it and, believe me, hardly anyone is prepared for … Continue reading

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Good Love and Bad Love

GOOD LOVE AND BAD LOVE I don’t know how many kinds of love there are.  Since I am the Love Doctor, I probably should count them but I don’t feel like it right now.  For the sake of today’s column, … Continue reading

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Mirror Child for Healthy Selfhood

MIRROR CHILD FOR HEALTHY SELFHOOD   The most important gift you can give your children, besides nourishment, is a sense that they are someone.  And you can’t do this just by telling them so.  You have to show it by … Continue reading

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Discipline for Tots

DISCIPLINE FOR TOTS   Along with the love, nurturance and safety you provide for your child, the basic requirements of life, don’t forget that other necessity for healthy psychological development, behavioral limits. If parents are too permissive, children have a … Continue reading

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