Why isn’t it “great” or “perfect” or “lovely”? It’s “good job”. When they say that, I think that it really is meaningless. It’s true. When they say that, I think that they just weren’t paying attention. That’s why I tell my parents to say “great”, “perfect” and “lovely”, other than “good job.” It makes me feel like they don’t care. Do they care? I know they do. Still, no more “good jobs”!!! Because it makes me angry and sad and sometimes mad.
Kid Konfession– My mom doesn’t like us watching anything. It’s bad. I want to watch lots of things. It’s no fair. My brother gets to watch badder things than I do…like that have bad words in them. It’s no fair. It’s like he’s a totally different person. It’s true. He’s a totally different person, but I still want to listen to the same kinds of music he does. Like he got to listen to that song, “I like big butts and I cannot lie” and I didn’t.
I’m taking time out from my usual “confessions” to let you all know that I’ve added a new feature to my blog. You may have noticed the somewhat subtle, but still totally obvious, name change. We’re in our trial run of “Confessions of a Child Psychologist…& a Kid”.
So, here’s the change…I’ve enlisted one of my boys (the youngest), to respond to my blog posts. He’ll let you know what really goes on around here. If you thought I was confessing before, just wait until you hear what Mark has to say. He’ll definitely be keeping things real.
So, keep an eye out for what he has to say in his “Kid Konfessions”. It might be a load of fun…or you might just notice another subtle (and hopefully not too obvious) blog name change again!
Welcome to my website and blog! Do you ever wonder if you're doing right by your kids? I do. As a mom and a Psychologist, my professional experience collides with my personal life on a daily basis. Here you'll find insights, research, parenting tips and spiritual support on your parenting journey. Even the kids have a place here to find a few games, check out a book, or even post their own writing.
The information and viewpoints provided on this blog should not be considered as psychological advice or treatment and are not a substitute for seeking psychological or psychiatric treatment. Always see a doctor or psychologist should you have concerns regarding your own or your child’s mental health, diagnosis, or treatment.
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