It was 6:15 AM. I was returning home from the gym to begin herding my children towards their first point of destination for the day. A quick bath, check. Assuring that 6 bags were packed and ready to go by the door, check. Dressing a nine and a five year old, check. Shoved two breakfast… Continue Reading
The foundation of family values centers on the discipline we teach our children. However, discipline within itself is a difficult task for any parent to enact with their children. Lets face it, it’s hard enough to discipline ourselves, let alone try and force someone else into our value system. But this is the plight of… Continue Reading
Practical Parenting: Take a Moment to Make a Moment--mere moments of time can have on your child's health psychological development. Learn More with Dr. Maples.
Good, bad, right, wrong, holy, evil, black, white, night, and day; we are subjected to numerous paradoxes (the capacity we have to make inference and judge lived experience) on a daily basis. However, in recent times, the waters have become muddied, especially in terms of judging what is what, let alone what is right in… Continue Reading
During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early… Continue Reading
This article explores early archetypal development and the importance of fatherhood on early childhood development from a Jungian perspective.
Childhood consists of a time when the paradoxical pull between a parent’s dreams for their child and the innate destiny a child will pursue spurs the process of development forward. I feel a joy in my heart as I watch my two son’s grow into their own being. When they laugh, my heart grows wider… Continue Reading
A Father’s Perspective of the Miracle of Life The intrauterine life of the fetus consists of 40 weeks of complete immersion in the womb. This environment exposes the child to the nurturing and devouring nature of the mother archetype. While the child has direct exposure to both the physical and symbolic mother during their gestational… Continue Reading
The story Siddhartha written by the Nobel Laureate author Herman Hesse has differences from the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the prince that would eventually become the Buddha. Hesse presents Siddhartha as born to the Brahman caste, and having grew up in an intact family who lived near a riverbank situated by a forest. In… Continue Reading
Divorce negotiations can be tough, which is why many people choose to work with a Stockton family law attorney who understands the process and its impact on those going through it. But what is divorce negotiation, and how can you do it successfully? What is Divorce Negotiation? Negotiation during divorce is a back-and-forth between you… via… Continue Reading
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. (Charles Dickens) Today is the first day of a grand experiment. As a psychotherapist, I have long assisted individuals alleviate the misfortunes from which they suffer. However, being exposed to the countertransference phenomenon,… Continue Reading