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.

Baby Sleeping Peacefully

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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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

A method to parent skillfully, and enjoy doing it.

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Women at Bookshelves

How the internet destroyed one self-assured mother’s confidence.

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Bored boy

Why boredom is the best thing for our kids.

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

Red Christmas ornament

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

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A cute animal

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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