Kids are like dogs, teens are like cats

This piece, written by newspaper columnist Adair Lara in 1969, completely stands the test of time and captures the adolescent years so well. ____________________ The Cat Years I just realized that while children are dogs – loyal and affectionate – teenagers are cats....

Infographic: Attachment Roots

Dr. Gordon Neufeld created a model of attachment that provides us with so much more insight and direction than Bowlby’s secure/insecure/avoidant attachment model. In the Neufeld model, we see how attachment can unfold in the first six years of life, with each...

Self-regulation is Adult Business

Parents often ask me for help in getting their kids to “self regulate.” These parents report that their eight year-old tells them he hates them, that their eleven year-old slammed the door after a rough day at school or that their five year-old has tantrums that last...