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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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Is It ADHD, or Is My Child Just a Ninja?

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

This one is actually pretty easy to answer: Yes, your child is most certainly a ninja, or at least a ninja-in-training. By ninja I mean someone whose movement is practiced, who feels confident in her skillset, and whose intense activity can be leveraged to reach terrific heights.

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The Way of the Trickster Parent

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

The coyote is a powerful symbol in many Native American traditions, representing, among other things, the wisdom of the trickster. But I can’t pretend to have any real knowledge of or any specific connection to Native culture. Rather, this post is born out of a single, brief experience I had several years ago while training in a form of group work known as Council.

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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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