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2012 January/February
Are Parents Obsolete? Confronting the dilemmas of 21st-century childrearing

PNJF12-1...and What Therapists Can Do About It

By Ron Taffel

American parents today face a perfect storm of cultural and social circumstances that undermine the very foundations of parental authority...

PNND12-2Tapping the Wisdom of True Experts

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...

PNND12-3What Neuroscience is Teaching Us About Connecting With Our Kids

By Jonathan Baylin and Daniel Hughes

Our growing understanding of attachment and the processes that shape the parenting brain are opening new possibilities for helping stressed-out parents who are turned off to their own children.

PNND12-4A New Vision of Integrative Mental Health

By Andrew Weil

An alternative to the old talking cure is expanding the knowledge base of psychotherapy...

Mental Health Systems Under Stress

It’s More Complicated Than That

Probing the complexities of the antidepressants debate

The recent spate of negative research findings and unfavorable media coverage of antidepressant drugs have obscured some important clinical issues.

Beyond Clinical Correctness

Unearthing the logic of the client’s solution

An understanding of the unconventional ways people demonstrate resilience is important in helping us avoid pathologizing clients and stop believing there’s only one clinically “correct” way to help them.

Learning How to Learn

Communities of Practice can reveal new paths to excellence

While therapists often lead quite isolated professional lives, social-learning theorist Etienne Wenger has shown how a community of practice is perhaps the crucial ingredient in the development of a skilled clinician. 

A Bond Like None Other

Sometimes proximity isn’t the same as closeness 

The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us • When a Brother or Sister Dies: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Exploring the complex fabric of an often poorly understood family bond that shapes us, in one way or another, throughout our lives.

The Sadness Ghost

A 6-year-old discovers the power of his imagination

It’s not necessarily that sadness must always be avoided, but maybe we need to find a way to give it its place.

January/February 2012 Are Parents Obsolete?
Confronting the dilemmas of 21st-century childrearing

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