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Finally, a Post for the Nerds

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

This one is for the parents who want to dive a little deeper and read about the research that shapes The Good Enough approach. Without further adieu, let me introduce one of my favorite researchers in the field of early childhood, Beatrice Beebe. Probably her biggest contribution has been her work in attachment and video microanalysis.

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Strike While the Iron Is Cold: The Art of Disciplining Your Young Child

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

Parents often find discipline to be one of the most troubling parts of child-rearing. For most, it evokes uncomfortable or even painful memories of being disciplined when they were young. These old thoughts and feelings usually pop up at the worst moments, for example, when your child reaches maximum cry volume in line at the grocery store.

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“Just Take Your Sword and Cut the Monster’s Head Off” and Other Ways to Conquer Bedtime Fears

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

One of my favorite quotes on child psychology comes from psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas:

“To be a child is to endure a prolonged situation in which the human mind is more complex than the self can ordinarily bear. Our minds–in themselves–produce contents that will be overwhelming. To be successfully normal, then, we rather have to dumb ourselves down.”

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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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