Featured

New York Post article on New Luxury Playtime Perks

New York Post article on New Luxury Playtime Perks

Kathryn Smerling, Ph.D. recently quoted in April 23rd’s New York Post article on New Luxury Playtime Perks. “No child will appreciate the joy of sharing an intimate experience with a parent if this is the norm” – Upper East Side … Continue reading

Home

Video

Articles

When Too Much Is Not Good Enough

July 31, 2015

In 1953, David Winnicott coined the term “the good-enough mother.” In short, his work gave mothers permission to be more human and less perfect. We can be great mothers even if we cannot meet our children’s needs 100% of the … Continue reading

My Parent’s Home

July 1, 2015

I just returned from Florida where my sister and I spent four days deconstructing my parents’ home. Both Mom and Dad passed within the last couple of years – and we just sold their house after a series of rentals. … Continue reading

Deflection and Denial

May 29, 2015

Andrew Cuomo is my new unlikely hero; unlikely, since my heroes are usually spiritual leaders like the Buddha and the Dalai Lama. Sandra Lee, Cuomo’s partner, was diagnosed with breast cancer and chose to have a double mastectomy. Since her … Continue reading