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Are Parents Obsolete?
Confronting the dilemmas of 21st-century childrearing
CE Credits: 2
By Ron Taffel • American parents today face a perfect storm of cultural and social circumstances that undermine the very foundations of parental authority. In response, mothers and fathers are beginning to see therapists as irrelevant and to challenge the entire social, educational, and economic context of childrearing
By David Flohr • Traditional approaches to helping parents too often fail to address their profound sense of disempowerment and frustration. It’s time to find new ways to help mothers and fathers develop supportive communities outside of therapy.
By Jonathan Baylin and Daniel Hughes • Our growing understanding of attachment, its neurobiological foundations, and the five basic processes that shape the parenting brain are opening new possibilities for helping the growing number of stressed-out parents who are turned off to their own children.
By Andrew Weil • An alternative to the old talking cure is expanding the knowledge base of psychotherapy as we recognize the role that exercise, nutrition, spirituality, mind-body approaches, and lifestyle can play in enhancing our clinical effectiveness.