Humor is Your Secret Parenting Weapon

Sometimes I put a pair of cotton princess underwear on my head before I wake up my daughters in the morning. Sometimes I recite their breakfast options in a ridiculous French accent. I smear bubbles across my face while I’m giving them a bath and tell them absurd...

Mary Poppins and the Magic of Mindful Breathing

If you’re a human being, you’re probably breathing right now. In fact, you probably weren’t even thinking about it until I pointed it out. But I’m a clinical social worker who spends a lot of time talking to my clients about when, why, and how to breathe. They want to...

How to Raise Kinder, Less Entitled Kids

“You don’t want to be a doormat but “kindness is not the same as being disengaged or permissive,” explains Naumburg. Set boundaries with empathy: Instead of name-calling, frame feedback using sentences such as, “I don’t like when...

Should Social Workers Share Their Stories?

“Why, when, and how should social workers share pieces of their lives with the public?” This is a question that many clinicians, including social workers, counselors, and psychologists, have been struggling with for years. As a clinical social worker who...