New Play Explores Therapist Burnout

What happens when a therapist loses his grip on reality? “THE TALKING CURE” an exciting new one-act play produced by the New York Theater Festival at the Guild Theater, Jan 26, 28 & 29th, opens with Dr. Arthur Russo, a Manhattan psychotherapist, feeling tormented by his patients. “In the beginning seeing patients was a pleasure. […]

Parent’s Guide to the Gender Revolution

Gender identity explained for parents. Your teenager is changing. You’re not sure what’s happening. You’re concerned. Maybe your daughter ditched dresses for battered jeans and a leather jacket. Maybe your son started growing his hair long and wearing touches of make-up. You wonder, “Is it a fad? A phase? A sign of mental problems?” Welcome […]

7 Best Parenting Tools for Raising Teens in New York City

The ultimate resource guide for city parents. New York City can a teenager’s dream — and a parent’s nightmare. A massive playground with endless possibilities, and unforeseen hazards. At my New York City Parenting Workshops, parents of teenagers inevitably appear the most stressed out. Who can blame them? Compare NYC to other US cities and […]

9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

It’s easier than you think. Whether it tumbles down on you on gloomy days or is triggered by a disappointment or loss, depression is an unwelcome guest in every home. But before we cure it, let’s consider where it may be coming from. Defining Depression Many folks confuse sadness with depression. Sadness is a natural […]

The 3 Types of Children Who Bully Their Parents

… and the good news and bad news about dealing with each. All children have unique personalities and temperaments, but kids who bully their parents have very particular traits, and three most prevalent styles: 1. The Defiant Bully Is your kid always opposing you? Does your kid blackmail you? Are you afraid of your kid’s anger? […]

3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them

1. Never surrender. It’s the end of a long day. You’ve just arrived home from work, completely exhausted. You flip on the TV, collapse on the sofa, and catch the end of your favorite program. You savor this quiet time. Just then, your child begins to whine and carry on. He wants a slice of […]

3 Mistakes Parents Make with Technology

1. Not Setting Limits Can you believe that there was a time when people didn’t spend hours of their day staring into glowing screens? Phones never left the house, television put itself to sleep at night, and computers were just fancy typewriters. Technology didn’t come with you to the playground, school or on a family […]

When Food is Love

An Ode for Mother’s Who Cook from the Heart Every memory of my mother leads back to my childhood kitchen. Before the cooking channel, before The Joy of Cooking, before celebrity chefs battled like samurai or gladiators, there was my mom, the original culinary warrior, standing over a vat of her latest creation, hollering: “Come […]

7 Positive Ways to Help Kids Manage Disappointment

Turn Disappointment into a Springboard for Growth As a parent you never want to see your child experience pain. Pain can occur both physically and emotionally—both are equally challenging. One of the most difficult experiences for a child is disappointment. Children can be very enthusiastic, looking forward to events, activities or achievements. When their hopes […]

3 Ways Group Therapy is Better Than Individual Therapy

A backstage pass to group process. Are you cycling through the same old relationship problems and making the same mistakes over and over again? Individual therapy is ideal for helping you understand your history, fears, and insecurities. It offers an exciting chance to explore how your past influences your present. However, if you’re seeking to establishing more […]