SIBLING RIVALRY I am a parent of two boys born two years apart. I intervened 75,046 times when they were little. Hopefully, “savagery” might be too strong a word, at least most of the time. But let’s be ready for anything, right? My sons just had a falling out
Category: Family Relationships
Is Your Family Functional and Healthy? 8 Characteristics and a Road Map Back to Health! In our last podcast and blog entry at DoctorZest.com, we discussed the differences between a functional (healthy) and a dysfunctional (unhealthy) family. I had found no studies that were specific enough to be of
It is a great day here in USA! It’s Thanksgiving Day! What I love about Thanksgiving is that families traditionally get together, and not only eat together, but have fun as one united group – a lot of laughter, camaraderie, and catching up on what everyone is doing. Millions
Your Family: Functional or Dysfunctional? 8 Characteristics In my previous life as a psychotherapist, my observations and my previous training led me to see with crystal clarity the power of a family in influencing its children as they advanced from baby to adolescence. What became alarming was how prevalent
HOW FUN TO HAVE A FUNCTIONAL FAMILY: 8 CHARACTERISTICS! “A family is an incubator. Question is: Is it incubating heaven or is it incubating hell?” -Anon. It was in my therapy practice years ago when I realized that almost all angst starts in relationships. It is why this blog
DO YOU COME FROM A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY or (FUCKED UP HOME)? “A lie appears as your instant friend. But, even if it hurts in the beginning, truth is your real friend.” -Anon. If you were abused or neglected as a child, you lived in a “dysfunctional” situation.