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Entries by Dr. Peggy Drexler from 11/2009

Kids and Recession: Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh

| Posted 11.09.2009 | Healthy Living
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As dispiriting as this recession has been, adults at least have the gift of perspective -- a "this too shall pass" belief that things will get better. For children, there is no perspective.

Mothers and Sons: How Close Is Too Close?

| Posted 11.12.2009 | Healthy Living

Is your son in danger of becoming a mama's boy? That's the stereotype so many people associate with sons raised by women alone. And like most stereotypes, it simply doesn't hold up to reality.

Mother Blaming Has to Stop

| Posted 11.16.2009 | Healthy Living

For mother-blaming and self-blaming to ever stop, mothers are going to have to be seen -- and see themselves -- as individuals rather than symbols or caricatures.

The New Father/ Daughter Dance: Changing Lessons in Power

| Posted 11.17.2009 | Healthy Living

How has a rebalancing of gender power affected the connection between father and daughter -- for many women, one of the defining male relationships in her life?

Next On Bravo... The Woman From Wasilla

| Posted 11.20.2009 | Politics

I watched the lines of people waiting for Sarah Palin at a Grand Rapids book signing, and had to wonder, as I have many times in the past: what's the attraction?

Adopting A New Attitude

| Posted 11.23.2009 | Healthy Living

They used to tell adopted children that they were special because they'd been chosen. I've told my adopted child that I don't believe that. Neither adoption nor birth conveys status to a child.

All Families Don't Look Alike

| Posted 11.30.2009 | Healthy Living

Families with children who look or even feel different still feel the bond -- they understand that all families are different, not better or worse.