|Beyond Being “Right”|
|Posted on November 20, 2010|
Frequently, in my experience working with parents of troubled adolescents and young adults, parents freeze up when their children give them negative feedback. Parents are walled-off, fearful, and unable to tolerate their child’s perspectives, especially when they contain a statement implying: “You did not do enough for me.” With these kinds of remarks, parents swiftly rebut, defend and emphatically demonstrate how much they did do. However, parents can model differentiation by hearing, reflecting and acknowledging[…..]
|Temple Grandin and Internal Resources|
|Posted on November 3, 2010|
Temple Grandin and Claire Danes, who portrays Grandin in HBO’s Temple Grandin, © HBO The two things I reflected on as a parent-child therapist after viewing HBO’s movie on Temple Grandin, a highly accomplished autistic woman, author, teacher, innovator and animal lover, was her internal resources and her relationship with her mother (her relationship with her father is not depicted in movie). I identify internal resources as: the ability to problem solve, delay gratification, motivate[…..]
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