In the introduction to this book, the author remembers that “by the time I stepped down as dean at Stanford in 2012 I had interacted not only with a tremendous number of parents but with students who seemed increasingly reliant upon their parents in ways that felt, simply, off.” “Helicopter parenting” , “invasive parenting”, and…

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Once again, the nation is engaging in a much-needed conversation about mental health. Tragedies provide a ripeness for this dialogue to begin after its hiatus. For those who have never experienced the pain of mental illness, it can seem unimaginable that a person would deliberately crash a plane, or drown their children, or any one…

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When we started our Lady Docs Corner Cafe website last year, I planned to have many discussions on issues related to mental illness. We did not, however, keep up with this promise and did not venture into this aspect of medicine too much. During this time, I went to a lecture organized by Sidwell Friends for high…

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