“Perfect” Parenting

How to Land Your Kid in Therapy” published by The Atlantic

My clients (and their parents) often get stuck on the question of “Why.” For example, “Why am I so depressed?” or “Why can’t I just be happy?” And the unsatisfactory answer is that we don’t always find the key to why someone has the struggles they do. More often than not it’s a perfect storm of environment, biology, and their own personal psychology. For many clients this is even more frustrating if they had what they described as a “perfect” childhood and as a parent myself I know I’m guilty of working perhaps too hard at times to protect my kids from discomfort. If any of this rings true for you or a loved one please take a look at this article put out by The Atlantic. It’s a longer read but well worth the insight. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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