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Reflective parents ‘pay it forward’ to their kids

Reflective Parenting emphasizes Reflective Thinking– a powerful communication tool that underlies all healthy parent-child relationships.

Reflective thinking is the multi-purpose human capacity for

  • Understanding others
  • Understanding our self
  • Being able to self-regulate: emotions, behaviors, impulses.

Being a Reflective Parent is the only way to teach your child how to be a Reflective Thinker!

Benefits of being a Reflective Parent

  • A strong parent-child relationship
  • Healthy development in children
  • Enhances parental sensitivity and empathy
  • Reduces parental aggression and hostility
  • Promotes self regulation in children and parents
  • Provides the main way to teach a child to be a reflective-thinker



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


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