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6 Ideas for Choosing a Good-Fit Preschool

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

As a therapist I regularly visit and observe children at preschools. By and large, I am encouraged by teachers’ efforts to educate and care for their young students. Of course, I sometimes also see environments where young children are not thriving in the way that parents would hope.

What makes the difference?

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No More “How Was School Today?”

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

It’s amazing how early in life kids want their parents to mind their own business. Many parents of older children and teens lament how difficult it is to get their kids to talk about their lives and answer basic questions like, “How was your day?” But I have seen children as young as 3 in the habit of answering “Fine” and implicitly shutting down further discussion.

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Insider Training: How Mindfulness and Self-Reflection Increase Your Stock as a Parent

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

Jaime Jr. woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. It’s been about a week since the two-and-a-half-year-old moved out of his parents’ bed in preparation for the arrival of his new baby brother. Usually, the child takes pride in choosing his clothes and putting them on with a little help before school. But today is not like that.

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Welcome! The Good Enough Parents is dedicated to helping parents with children ages 0-6 by making sense of child psychology and social-emotional development. If you...

  • are tired of anxiously pursuing parental perfection and want to take it easier without feeling like everything will fall apart
  • feel insecure and ill-equipped to raise children
  • have children who you don't understand
  • want a stronger connection with your children
  • struggle to understand your own behavior towards your children...

Then this is the place for you! Join us as we explore and decode the emotional life of your little one and give you the confidence to be the best parent you can be. 

-Mica Gonzalez, PhD

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