Category Attachment

Ringing In the New Year

December 31st. I’m not sure who determined that this would be the final war of 2013, but, so it was decided. Child on the left, parents on the right. Battle lines drawn. We will not lose this fight. We will see the remaining remnants of holiday lights. “I want to stay home.” We will have […]

Let the Games Begin

It’s that time again, snow and ice and bitter cold. Turkey dinner, latkes and gingerbread. Colored lights, carols and Christmas trees. I love the holidays, all of them. I love cooking and shopping and decorating. The sparkle and glow. All the things that agitate and over stimulate my daughter. The sugar, the lights, the right […]

Worried Sick

“Worried Sick” – Nick News with Linda Ellerbee premiered September 24th on Nickelodeon. This program purported to “take anxiety seriously” and offer kids “a way out of it.” I agree that it is vitally important to bring attention to the seriousness of anxiety disorders and their impact on kids, especially teens. For many, preventing them […]

Let’s Connect in San Antonio

This week, ATTACh, the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children, holds its 25th Silver Anniversary Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Many of the world’s most respected professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists and therapists, working in the field of attachment will be there. ATTACh has worked diligently over the past several years […]

Schools Coming; but, Where Is it Leading?

Summer is racing to a foggy ending here in Massachusetts. It seems odd not to be consulting a long list of required paraphernalia for the start of school. But, this year, my daughter is attending a program that is fully funded by private pay residential students and paper, pencils, pens and binders are provided. She […]

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