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MQ Jan/Feb 2012

MQ Jan/Feb 2012

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Are Parents Obsolete?

Confronting the dilemmas of 21st-century childrearing


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The Decline and Fall of Parental Authority...

...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. In response, mothers and fathers are beginning to see therapists as irrelevant and to challenge the entire social, educational, and economic context of childrearing

 

Tapping 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 develop supportive communities outside of therapy.

 

What Neuroscience is Teaching Us About Connecting With Our Kids

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.

 

A New Vision of Integrative Mental Health

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.