Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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Being a Parent

Parenting is a difficult.  Maintaining a balance between responding with empathy and responding with authority is challenging.  I find that in the past 10-20 years, using parenting authority has become out of favor.  This results in children who are more anxious and who don’t respect the rules.  This article speaks cogently to this issue and gives […]

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Wed, October 18 2017 » Parenting » Comments Off on Being a Parent

Nature vs. Nurture

It is important to me to be a good parent.  How I evaluate my parenting often influences how I feel about myself.  This article makes some sense about the nature/nurture controversy and how the child’s personality factors may play a role in what I can do as a parent.

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Sat, January 7 2017 » Parenting » Comments Off on Nature vs. Nurture

Raising Children with Gratitude

I find it sad that I notice an increase in entitlement in both children and adults.  Many parents simply do not know how to encourage their children to feel grateful.  This article offers some useful tips.

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Thu, June 19 2014 » Parenting » Comments Off on Raising Children with Gratitude

Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and other Adults in Children’s Lives

My clients frequently express their feelings of sadness and helplessness about children in their lives who are not adequately nurtured or cared for by their parents.  I assure them that their loving presence in the child’s life may be all that is needed to allow the child the possibility of growing up into a health […]

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Sun, August 8 2010 » Parenting » Comments Off on Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and other Adults in Children’s Lives

John Gottman, Ph.D. talks about parenting

Click Here to listen to an audio program of Dr. Gottman’s methods of “emotion coaching.”

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Sat, November 1 2008 » Parenting » Comments Off on John Gottman, Ph.D. talks about parenting