Why You Sometimes Can Ignore Your Child’s Feelings and NOT Feel Guilty

As parents, we tend to fret over our children’s feelings. Feelings are neither right nor wrong, they are part of our nature. Feelings typically tend to serve the purpose of communicating what we need and what we want. When your children present you with their feelings, it is important to make a distinction between a […]

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Are Parents Responsible for the How Their Kids Turn Out?

Are parents responsible for the sort of people their children become? That’s this week’s question, and the answer is no, albeit equivocally. Several parents have recently written me bemoaning the lifestyles their adult children have chosen to lead – lifestyles that feature addictions, criminality, and flagrant irresponsibility. (The operative word in the previous sentence, by […]

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