Anxiety

How Hyper Parenting is Backfiring

Video Discussion: The Over-Scheduled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap by Alvin Rosenfeld MD and Nicole Wise. A young college student said this powerful statement, “Praise is the new criticism,” on a CBC special last night on Hyper-Parenting. He went on to say that behind every praise is the expectation that the behavior will be repeated. I’ve taught for years that we have to be very careful with praise. This young man bluntly stated the damage that praise can do. The new trend […]

Children and Depression, Anxiety in Children and Perfectionism

I am a recovering perfectionist. As such, I have a lot of experience with anxiety, depression and other issues that perfectionism can trigger. My love for my beautiful daughter has pushed me to get to an even healthier place of healing from perfectionism. What I don’t heal, she picks up on and adopts as her way of dealing with the world. Seeing her become perfectionistic and hard on herself has been a powerful motivator for me to change. Impossible Goal Parents who […]