Recently I came across a blog piece by Chaley-Ann Scott claiming that Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) was debunked. And that is wrong. Here I want to talk about a few of the things that are specific to the blog piece in question, but also some issues that come up around diagnoses more generally.
My experiences led to my husband and I discussing things we’ve heard either while out as parents or as kids and I thought I’d share them here with my own take as to why they are not things I plan on ever saying to my daughter and why I hope you won’t either.
A continuation of the discussion about how permissive parenting is NOT attachment parenting. In turn, our attached children will not be sitting in our basement at 30 with no job and no goals.
I do evolutionary parenting. Apparently that means my daughter will be a horrid brat no one wants to be around. But is that really the case? Am I screwing my daughter for life?
You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Parents talking about their child and why parenting was so hard: He was just such a difficult baby. It’s supposed to explain the frazzled looks, the endless crying, and every other negative trait we attribute to the baby in question. But does it?