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Reflective Parenting in the case of divorce or separation

Reflective Parenting in the case of divorce or separation

When parents get divorced or separated they usually know to tell their child that “Even though we no longer love each other, we still both love you very much and always will.”  This is great to tell a child. But it’s not enough. The child also needs to be able to love each parent very much!  This is your role as a reflective parent, in the case of divorce or separation. You must give your child the space and the encouragement to love you as well as your Ex, and to have a good relationship with both of you as much as possible and for as long as they want.






As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I have been in private practice for over 35 years, with a special interest in parents and couples.


June 19, 2017
  • Maternal Mental Health Conference Keynote Address: Culture and Diversity through a Reflective Practice June 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    @ California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Dr. Pally will give a keynote address on June 19. The whole conference will bring together research and emerging voices that explore the complexities of perinatal mental health through the lens of culture and diversity. Speakers will address how culture informs both our stress and well-being and our definitions of self and other in the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. The full schedule is expected soon. Continuing Education Units will be available!

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