Teens are Just Tall Two-Year-Olds

Do you remember when your toddler threw himself on the floor of the supermarket because you wouldn’t let him eat dog food? Yeah, me too. Well, your teenager is not so much different from that toddler. According to Margaret Mahler’s Separation-Individuation theory of child development, toddlers experiment with their growing independence by testing both distance […]


It could have been the weather. Or the lack of sleep. Or the million and one things I had on my mind, the emails I needed to respond to, the timers going off, the dishes in the sink, the bickering, the puddle of milk left on the table which I put the mail onto. Or […]

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