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By | August 3, 2021

101 Ways to Screw Up Your Kids for Life | “We’re Best Friends”

I always cringe when parents tell me they are “best friends” with their children. Your children will have tens, or even hundreds of good friends throughout their lives. In contrast, they have only one or two parents.  Let’s start...

By | June 22, 2021

101 Ways to Screw Up Your Kids for Life |  “I’m disappointed in you”

As I mentioned in my introduction to all the common ways in which we screw up our kids, one of my personal “favorites” is telling kids that we are disappointed in them. I am addressing this first in the...

By | June 10, 2021

101 Ways to Screw Up Your Kids for Life | Introduction

I must have heard thousands of childhood stories in the years that I’ve worked as a physician and a psychiatrist. As unique as every single story has been, I have come to the conclusion that some aspects of child-rearing...