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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...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jun 28, 2012
No one says it is easy to be a parent and it is alll the more challenging to raise an anxious child. As a mother of an anxious child, the irony of being an anxiety expert raising an anxious little girl does not escape me. For example, this morning was the tenth day of a new camp. I woke up, took a deep breath and prepared myself to hear a chorus of " I don't want to go to camp, I...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Jun 27, 2012
This morningwas like any other morning. I wasdriving to an appointment, speaking on the phone (using speaker phone but still never a good idea, in my humble opinion) and thinking about 10 million things I needed to accomplish. Iwas pleased to note therewere quite a few spots available as I paid for my parking ticket. I then set off on my errands, with a smile...