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Dr. Brad Sachs
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Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Consultant
Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Consultant

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Every child is calling out across the distance, hoping to be heard. The distance is generally greater than either of you think.
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“When No One Understands” explores the inescapable pain, complexity, and challenge of adolescence through 20 letters written to a teenage patient as a means of helping her to understand and express herself. You can find it here:
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Parents need to have more faith in their children than their children have in themselves.
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Senior year – and the journey to college – forces parents to face the notion that they are never more essential than when they are raising our children. My blog, “Pulling Anchor, Setting Sail,” provides some food for thought:
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The parent-child relationship is a complicated and dynamic bond that is constantly evolving. Over the years, however, countless attendees of my lectures would request just one piece of childrearing advice to take home with them. Initially resistant to the notion, I ultimately devised not one, but 30 aphorisms. You can read them in my latest blog, “Unsolvable Love: Alternative Visions of Parenthood," below.
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Can a parent’s generosity interfere with a young adult’s self-reliance and success? For some insight into how your actions may be subsidizing a sedentary lifestyle, check out my blog, “How You Might Be Enabling Your Adult Child's Inertia” here:
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Young adults frequently struggle when attempting to voyage forth from their family home. My book “Emptying the Nest” offers parents a guide as they foster a sense of independence in their children while simultaneously maintaining healthy marital and family relationships. Check it out here:
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For parents, watching their young adult children fall in love can be a source of delight, pride, and nostalgia. But it can also be a time of intense struggle, confusion, and heartache for everyone involved. My latest blog, “In and Out of Love… With Your Young Adult’s Love Life,” offers mothers and fathers a blueprint, of sorts, for intelligently and openly discussing relational matters with their children. You can read it here:
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Asking your children the right questions is a key to their emotional and cognitive development. The best questions encourage them to look inward and help them to reflect on life's most important issues. Read more here:
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Come visit me at the Boston Area Parent Education event at Dover-Sherborn High School in Dover, Mass, on May 4. I'll be joining Dr. Denise Pope, a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, for the community event. Get more details here:
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