January/February 2012

Are Parents Obsolete?

Confronting the Dilemmas of 21st-Century Childrearing

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon

The old compact between family and society—each doing its part to protect and promote the... Read more

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The Decline And Fall Of Parental Authority

...and What Therapists Can Do About It

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

The Parent Circle

Tapping the Wisdom of True Experts

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... Read more

Brain-Based Parenting

What Neuroscience is Teaching Us About Connecting With Our Kids
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... Read more

Extra Feature

Psychotherapy At The Crossroads

A New Vision of Integrative Mental Health
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... Read more


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