Comfort food for the soul: watching television with your adult child

May 16, 2016

Like the rest of us, millennials watch television to relax, to be distracted and also for reassurance and a sense of ourselves… …from identifying with The Gilmore Girls, Friends and Broad City… http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2016/millennials-tv-viewing-habits.html …to seeing vibrant role models in their 70’s. http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/05/why-millennial-women-need-grace-and-frankie.html?mid=twitter_nymag Maybe like me you watched a lot of…

“Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.”

May 11, 2016

Here’s an article from the Washington Post “On Parenting” column that discusses the negative aspects of the 24/7 supervision of children. Lessons from ‘The Goonies,’ and from the loss of unsupervised time for kids http:/https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/05/10/lessons-from-the-goonies-and-from-the-loss-of-unsupervised-time-for-kids/ The comment below echoes some other theories I’ve been hearing and reading regarding millennials not…

Alcoholic or Just Young in Brooklyn

May 10, 2016

I just came across this article by Genna Rivieccio in Brooklyn Magazine. It’s a question I get from many of my clients. DO I HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? There is A LOT of drinking and partying going on around here and it’s easy to slip from social drinking into alcoholism….

A “Get Out of Jail Free” card for daughters and sons

May 8, 2016

Relax, You Probably Call Your Mom Enough from Leah Libresco onFiveThirtyEight It doesn’t take sophisticated statistics to prove that you should call your mom on Mother’s Day this Sunday1, but do mothers get their due the rest of the year? To find out, I commissioned a SurveyMonkey Audience poll to…

What is Mother’s Day?

May 8, 2016

We celebrate this day as Mother’s Day but it is also an acknowledgement of our adult children’s separate lives. One of my clients reminded me of this poem from Kahlil Gibran. I share it with you today.

Daily Vice – Cool Mom

May 7, 2016

Need A Mom did a segment for VICE DAILY with Dylan Chenfeld. See it here: http://http://www.vice.com/video/daily-vice-rent-a-mom Need A Mom’s sons told her, “It’s official now, Mom. You are ‘way cooler than we are.” My answer to that is “It took me 64 years to become cool. You still have time.”…