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Solving Common Family Problems: 5 Essential Steps

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Please join us on Thursday, February 26 at 6:30pm as we continue our free speaker series with a visit from Dr. Kenneth Barish.

In every family, there will be problems. No matter how patient and empathic parents try to be, kids will still argue and misbehave, and ask for more than they can have.

Often, there is a recurring problem. The problem may be getting ready for school in the morning, doing homework, or going to bed at night. Over time, these common problems begin to erode the quality of our relationships with our children – and our own pleasure in being parents. 

In his talk, Dr. Barish will present a proactive plan for solving common family problems. He will discuss how parents can repair moments of anger and misunderstanding, strengthen feelings of joyfulness and pride, and replace frequent arguments with appreciation and problem solving.

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University.  He is also on the faculty of the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the William Alanson White Institute Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program. Dr. Barish is the author of Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Emotions and Solving Family Problems (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Pride and Joy is Winner of the 2013 International Book Award, Parenting and Family, and Winner of the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Home Category. Pride and Joy is also a 2013 Mom's Choice Awards Gold Winner; a 2013 National Parenting Publications Awards Silver Winner; and Winner of the 2012 Book of the Year Award Bronze Prize, Family and Relationships.