My Writing

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...

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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 you do X." I was so pleased to share...

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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 has written...

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Mindful Pregnancy in the NYTimes!

I was delighted to share some thoughts in this important piece in the New York Times, written by my colleague Juli Fraga: “Expectant mothers may feel as though they have to control and manage every aspect of the birth experience,” said Carla Naumburg, a mindful...

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Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family

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Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters

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The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality

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