Blog Archive : July 2012

Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jul 26, 2012
Have you ever wished you had a remote control for your child? Imagine, at your finger tips, the ability to fast forward past temper tantrums, rewind the sweet moments, mute the "nails on chalk board" whining. Well, I have yet to stumble upon a full functioning remote control for children but there is a tool out there, which offers some of these benefits. I use the pause and on/off but...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jul 23, 2012
Today has been a loooooonnnnnggggg day, filled with parental ups and downs, with more downs than ups. The downs: Alexandra crying for mommy at camp drop off Alexandra getting frustrated when she could not tie my hair in pig tails (which, combined with the glossy pink lipstick she globbed on my lips, was quite a glamorous look) Alexandra getting frustrated when her little...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jul 22, 2012
It is amazing how teeny tiny environmental shifts can create mammoth behavioral changes. As a mom and as a pychologist (momchologist), I try to look for small entry points to reduce problematic behaviors while encouraging new, more effective behaviors. For my site visitors who read my 7/17 blog http://lightonanxiety.com/node/32677, todays update serves as part 2 of that entry. After writi...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jul 17, 2012
Ugh...Where to begin with the morning play back? Why oh why is it so hard to get out the door and to camp on time? This is obviously rhetorical, as there are 8 billions obstacles getting in the way of this goal. There are the poorly timed philosophical inquiries, such as when my inquisitive little 4 year old asked me what would be worse, if he had to go to jail or if he went to the hospital, as I ...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jul 8, 2012
They say necessity is the mother of invention but I think motherhood is the mother of invention. What else could inspire the creation of a napkin "captain america"? But when little Asher was entering melt down mode and starting complaining that he needs his captain america, in the middle of dinner at a crowded restaurant, I immediately tranformed into a Mommy Maguiver. All I nee...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jul 7, 2012
Ahhhhhhh......words do not do justice to the feeling of relief and peace that I am currently experiencing. You may be wondering what could provide a busy mom/psychologist ( Momchologist? ) with this deep sense of satisfaction. Did I win the lottery? Am I on a relaxing, luxurious vacation? Nope and nope. Nothing quite that monumental, allthough it truly feels that way. What is currently unfoldin...