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When your child asks you That Question about Santa

Is it really okay to teach your child to believe in Santa? I’ve been asked that several times this month, by parents worried about the role they’ve played in “lying to their child”. The issue of whether or not it is ‘morally appropriate’ to encourage your child to believe in a fantasy figure is always…

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Wishing for a Merrily Attached Christmas

In this last blog of the year, I thought that I might acknowledge what we all know anyway. The Christmas season brings out in us a longing for a cozy family time, where everyone feels delighted to be in each other’s presence. For many (most?) families, this is not what happens. Even when we tell…

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