READ! READ! READ! |Reblog

bazaar Kuwait is out for September, and as usual, I have an article in its pages. I say, “as usual” but in fact, there is a little thrill of excitement to see something I wrote in print – real print – not just online. This month has a little extra groove going because the picture isContinue reading “READ! READ! READ! |Reblog”

Narcissistic Parenting

Liz Ryan is an outlier in the Human Resources field. On any given day, she’s trumpeting the virtues of putting a human face to the corporate world. Her jargon espouses the concept that “human beings are the workplace” and the environment should reflect. Quite often, as happened  yesterday, there will be another post with anContinue reading “Narcissistic Parenting”

Shaming Pron* (Deliberately misspelled :) )

Today’s Klout offering in my “Create” box brought to mind a trend I’ve been thinking a lot about. Specifically, the public shaming of children by their parents/caregivers. I recently participated in a FB debate which, while heated on occasion, actually stuck to the topic at hand (to spank or not to spank?) and the professionalsContinue reading “Shaming Pron* (Deliberately misspelled 🙂 )”

Emotional Intelligence for Children

“The key here is ‘understanding emotions’. Having to rely on instant interactions gives no space for reflection or asking why people behave in the way that they do. A book provides emotional rehearsal time.” ~John MacArthur  When I read these stats, I wasn’t surprised, but I also did a little research on this post. Apparently, theContinue reading “Emotional Intelligence for Children”

Reblog | Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook – The Washington Post

Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook change criteria for ADHD, autism – The Washington Post. The pathologizing of normal life experiences is not of benefit to the individual. It does, however, create huge revenue streams for pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, and others with their fingers in the medical treatment pie. I will wait to see the actual volumeContinue reading “Reblog | Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook – The Washington Post”