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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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Runaway Toddler: When Children Bolt

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

Glynn Washington, host of Snap Judgment, tells a compelling story about a time when his young son took off during a Chinese New Year celebration. Washington feared the worst and nearly soiled himself searching frantically. Luckily, he found his little absconder before a change of underwear was necessary.

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Sometimes You Need to Be Aggressive with Your Kids

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

Aggression gets a bad wrap. Among civilized adults, it’s one of those words that readily elicits discomfort or even condemnation, something you’re not supposed to feel, much less express, save for a few areas (e.g., competition, self-defense, war, etc.). This apparent truism seems even truer when we talk about aggression directed towards children.

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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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