"A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies," writes Amy Chua in her provocative new book 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'. "Well I can tell them because I've done it." And, with that statement, Chua sparked a rather heated … [Read more...] about Are Chinese Mothers Really Superior?
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Apparently, parenting kids through divorce is so rife with missteps and trauma, the process has acquired its very own brand of guilt: divorce guilt. And I just ran head first into it. Divorce guilt had been sneaking up on me for months without my realizing it. Since my husband and I told our three teenaged kids last December about the impending split, I have been … [Read more...] about Running Head First Into Divorce Guilt
Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
Swearing might have a proper time and place, but it can certainly be a red flag in a relationship. Check out what does it mean when your partner curses at you? Automatic Swearing Did you know that swearing can actually be produced in two different parts of the brain? It's true! When someone swears out of sudden frustration, the profanity is usually produced in the part of … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean When Your Partner Curses at You?
I'll be honest with you. In my house, the beds are rarely made unless someone is coming to visit. Sometimes I yell. My closet is a disaster and I feel guilty that I work too much. My kids watch more TV than they should. And I simply cannot afford to go all organic right now. There is a sticky shelf in my refrigerator that I keep hoping will evaporate on its own, and this … [Read more...] about Killing Off Supermom