Moms’ Response to Baby’s Cries May Indicate Unresolved Childhood Wounds/Need for Counseling

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A new study suggests that the way a mom feels about responding to her child's cries may indicate the presence of unresolved--and perhaps unrecognized--childhood wounds.The research found that moms who either come from healthy families-of-origin OR have successfully resolved their childhood issues tend to respond more sensitively and compassionately to their baby's cries, seeing those cries as a call for help.  By contrast, moms who had not adequately come to terms with their own negative … [Read more...]

“Mothers Aren’t Important” Or Another Reason “Nobody Does Childhood Like the English”

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Years ago, Mike Myers had a character on SNL called, "Simon."  The segment would often show Myers as a little boy in a bathtub cheerfully and guilelessly talking about his awful family life, which he took completely in stride and wrote off with the catchphrase, "Because nobody does childhood like the English!"I doubt anyone else remembers the segment, but as a family therapist, it stuck with me.  Well, flash forward a few decades later and The Guardian gives us another great example of why S … [Read more...]


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