Pornography Consumption In Relationships

Dear Dr. Fran, how does being honest about pornography consumption with a partner lead to greater relationship satisfaction? Jack S. Dear Jack, okay now, you’ve got to come clean with me….or at least with yourself.  Is one of you a…

COUPLES WHO HAVE DIFFERENT PARENTING STYLES

* When is it important for parents with different parenting styles to be in agreement: for big things like safety, discipline, religion, etc.? Why or why not? In general, most parents agree on issues.  It’s their different styles of delivery…

Preschool Drop-Off

Separation Anxiety in a child is almost never exclusive.  Parents have an emotional reaction and it’s usually strong.  Most parents react with a flood of their own anxiety.  I define anxiety as fear.  The child fears being alone separate from…

Parenting Things I Wish I Knew Sooner

1.  How do you deal with separation anxiety? Dr. Fran: Separation anxiety comes from two root causes.  One, either the parent (usually Mom) is over attached and does not nurture the separation process. Or two, mom or dad is “there”…

How To Be A Good Parent

1.  What do you do if you find that you sometimes don’t like your child? FW: Find some areas where you can empathize and identify with your child. Every child wants to feel understood. Sometimes parents see things in their…