Helicopter Parenting: Why Can't Kids Just Be Kids?

Sometimes parents are the worst people to bring up their own children.  Over-invested, over-emotional, over-protective and over-competitive, we can go to great lengths to ensure that our gifted and unique children do not have to suffer the trauma of being stonkingly bored and occasionally directionless,

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When a Child is Different

I know my teenage son is different because he orders extra broccoli on his vegetarian pizza.  He is so conscious of animal rights that he requests no cheese in case it contains animal enzymes and he grates his own rennet-free cheese over the top. 

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Gifts of Therapy

My therapist has loads of ornaments, teddy bears and objets d’art on the shelves of her office that I have become familiar with over the years. What I was not so familiar with was the fact that they were given to her by other clients.

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