Lack of curiosity is a dangerous thing–in medicine, therapy, culture. Trump’s manner of speaking certainly promotes “not knowing what you don’t want to know”. He is a disturbing model for over-simplified explanations and sneering at complexity or any level of sophistication or subtlety.
In many professions now, so-called “quality measurement” is the dominant language, reducing, quantifying, and eventually, side-lining the importance of human interaction. This can not be good for us as living, breathing, multi-dimensional beings.
Here’s a first session with a “misbehaving” boy that reflects the corrosive effect of “enforced unity” in families
ADHD in Kids: Our family therapy view of behavior problems in kids looks at some of the hidden pattern in parenting that can contribute to these problems. Good to know. Then change is possible.
Dave: In an earlier post, Defiance in the Family: A Rebellion in the Name of Health, I described our idea
Dave: The birth of the baby represents a quantum jump in intimacy and the complexity of living. There is a
Defiant kids, angry kids, crazy kids, are a byproduct of family interactions, and simultaneously a byproduct of the family’s interaction with the culture.
Check out this hilarious piece from the satirical rag The Onion. They discuss the growing “problem” of Youthful Tendency Disorder