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Is It Misbehavior, or Is My Kid Just Bad?

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

I’m not too big on reading blogs (Oh, the irony!). I get most of my learning from books or face-to-face experiences. But I recently happened upon a cool blog post that spoke to an idea I use with families all the time. It’s called Hanlon’s Razor, and while it may sound like an unpublished poem about an ambivalent, bearded man, it’s actually much less random and much more useful than that.

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There’s (Probably) No Such Thing as an Emotional Genius

By Mica Gonzalez, PhD

Without a doubt there are some people who are born geniuses. Mozart, for example, was reported to have published his first musical composition when he was only 5. Similar examples in math, science, and language abound. One thing that child prodigies have in common is that their abilities are easy to prove.

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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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About

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

Up Your Parenting Game by...

  • Studying 3 of the most common causes of toddler stress and acting out behavior.
  • Learning 4 mindset strategies that will help you choose how to respond to your child rather than merely react.
  • Practicing 2 daily tools that are designed to prevent the escalation of conflict.