ShouldStorm

Dr. Alison writes the ShouldStorm blog for Psychology Today to help parents step out of the culture of criticism and replace anxious overparenting with connected caring. She believes parents can find their power in a world that won’t stop pushing.

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Do you ever feel like everybody has an opinion on your parenting? The idea that one small thing will alter our child’s destiny forever is driving us crazy.

ShouldStorm: Parents and the Culture of Criticism. Dr. Alison Escalante's article on the crushing anxiety of parenting today was named a Psychology Today Essential Read. #parenting #childhood #motherhood #fatherhood
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Drowning in Parenting Stress? Here's What to Do About It. Parents have always been stressed, but now we are drowning in it. A simple method can help us find a little peace and connect with our kids. Alison Escalante MD #stress #parenting #parentingtips #motherhood

Parents have always been stressed, but now we are drowning in it. A simple method can help us find a little peace and connect with our kids.

Drowning in Parenting Stress? Here's What to Do About It. Parents have always been stressed, but now we are drowning in it. A simple method can help us find a little peace and connect with our kids. Alison Escalante MD #stress #parenting #parentingtips #motherhood
Drowning in Parenting Stress? Here's What to Do About It. Parents have always been stressed, but now we are drowning in it. A simple method can help us find a little peace and connect with our kids. Alison Escalante MD #stress #parenting #parentingtips #motherhood
New research finds that parents’ love matters more than how they parent. Alison Escalante MD #parentingtips #parentingstyles #childdevelopment #familylove
New research finds that parents’ love matters more than how they parent.

New research finds that parents’ love matters more than how they parent.

New research finds that parents’ love matters more than how they parent. Alison Escalante MD #parentingtips #parentingstyles #childdevelopment #familylove
New research finds that parents’ love matters more than how they parent. Alison Escalante MD #parentingtips #parentingstyles #childdevelopment #familylove
Despite a growing American Economy, adults in the U.S. are more stress, anxious and angry than ever, according to the Gallup World Emotions Report. #stress #anxiety #mentalhealth
The U.S. Leads the World in the Anxiety Epidemic

Despite a growing economy, U.S. adults are more anxious, stressed and angry than ever.

Despite a growing American Economy, adults in the U.S. are more stress, anxious and angry than ever, according to the Gallup World Emotions Report. Psychology Today #stress #anxiety #mentalhealth
Despite a growing American Economy, adults in the U.S. are more stress, anxious and angry than ever, according to the Gallup World Emotions Report. Psychology Today#stress #anxiety #mentalhealth
Mother are Drowning in Stress by Alison Escalante MD on Psychology Today. New research suggests saving U.S. mothers should be a national priority. #motherhood #parenting #stress

New research suggests saving U.S. mothers should be a national priority.

Mother are Drowning in Stress by Alison Escalante MD on Psychology Today. New research suggests saving U.S. mothers should be a national priority. #motherhood #parenting #stress
Mother are Drowning in Stress by Alison Escalante MD on Psychology Today. New research suggests saving U.S. mothers should be a national priority. #motherhood #parenting #stress
Parents' Love Goes a Long Way. Alison Escalante MD for Psychology Today. #happiness #parenting #love #childdevelopment

New research links affectionate parents with a happy and flourishing adulthood.

Parents' Love Goes a Long Way. Alison Escalante MD for Psychology Today. #happiness #parenting #love #childdevelopment
Parents' Love Goes a Long Way. Alison Escalante MD for Psychology Today. #happiness #parenting #love #childdevelopment
Pain Points: Measuring Family Stress When a Child has ADHD
Researchers have developed a new tool for clinicians to monitor family stress. #ADHD #parentingtips #mentalhealth #education

Families are stressed out when they have a child with ADHD. But now, researchers have created a new tool to help doctors support these families.

Families are stressed out when they have a child with ADHD. But now, researchers have created a new tool to help doctors support these families. #ADHD #parentingtips #mentalhealth #education
Families are stressed out when they have a child with ADHD. But now, researchers have created a new tool to help doctors support these families. #ADHD #parentingtips #mentalhealth #education

College Admission Scandal: When Parents Don't Trust In Kids
Operation Varsity Blues is not a surprise in the culture of intensive parenting. #scandal #parentingtips

Parents who spent millions to get children into top colleges sent their kids a message: You are not good enough. We don’t believe in your abilities.

Parents who spent millions to get children into top colleges sent their kids a message: You are not good enough. We don’t believe in your abilities.
The College Admissions Scandal: Parents who spent millions to get children into top colleges sent their kids a message: You are not good enough. We don’t believe in your abilities.#parenting #scandal #goodparentingtips
How Do I Teach My Child to Give Back? 5 Things to Do. Alison Escalante MD. #generosity #goodparentingtips #effectiveparenting #education

5 things to do. Mind-blowing facts about the world impact what we teach our kids about giving.

How Do I Teach My Child to Give Back? 5 things to do. #parentingtips #effectiveparenting #giving
How Do I Teach My Child to Give Back? 5 Things to Do. Alison Escalante MD. #generosity #goodparentingtips #effectiveparenting #education
How do you teach your kids about giving? Generosity may be as essential to health as diet, exercise and sleep.

Generosity may be as essential to health as diet, exercise and sleep.

How Do You Teach Kids About Giving? Generosity may be as essential to health as diet, exercise and sleep. #parenting #generosity #mentalhealth #happiness #kids
How Do You Teach Kids About Giving? Generosity may be as essential to health as diet, exercise and sleep. #parenting #generosity #mentalhealth #happiness #kids

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Why boredom is the best thing for our kids.

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Mentoring and being mentored as kids (and adults) brings remarkable benefits.

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It doesn’t matter which one we celebrate, holiday stress gets us all.

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Can we really blame parents for all their anxiety?

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Disclaimer: I may be a doctor, but I’m not your doctor. Materials on this website are for general education and do not constitute medical advice and cannot replace the rich care you can get in the context of a therapeutic relationship with your doctor. If I am your doctor, remember I can’t do the doctoring part of our relationship in the virtual space. Call my office when you need me and we’ll do a visit.

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