September/October 2014 Issue Cover

There & Not There

Growing up in an age of distraction

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon

Has the time come to consider whether the profound changes in our economy, technology, and culture... Read more

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The Rise of the Two-Dimensional Parent

Are Therapists Seeing a New Kind of Attachment?

We used to think that disordered attachment was the result of early parental neglect or abuse. But today, has a paradoxical mix of parental overinvolvement and... Read more

Bubble-Wrapping Our Children

The Perils of Overprotective Parenting

We've become so focused on keeping children safe that we exaggerate the dangers they face despite the fact that they’ve never been safer. Still, no amount of... Read more

Getting Unhooked

Connecting with Traumatized Kids Who Push Your Buttons

Most parents “loan” children their adult regulatory system beginning at birth. But developmentally traumatized teens have missed out on this opportunity... Read more

Extra Feature

The Downside of Happiness

Beware of What You Wish For
Todd Kashdan & Robert Biswas-Diener

Although happiness is widely beneficial, organizing one’s life around it can lead to a great deal of effort and time being spent unwisely. Trying too hard to... Read more


The Power of the Pen in Therapy

Some Journaling Exercises to Enhance Your Work

Questions of Gender

A therapist struggles with the clinical choices he’s made

The Tribal Classroom

Applying attachment theory in schools

Side By Side

No creative artist is an island

Defying Nature’s Odds

Life is the grand exception