Healthy Parenting and Healthy Children
The New Peoplemaking, 1988
Many writers have likened the creative process to parenting, and I can certainly understand the parallel. Sometimes my characters feel very much like willful children who won’t cooperate! But a parent’s frustration and worry when he or she doesn’t know what to do with a difficult child is exponentially greater than what a writer encounters.
My work with parents and children is very important to me. I find it challenging and rewarding to help families learn new and healthy ways to cope with their problems. Parenting is one of the most important responsibilities a person can take on—a responsibility with which we can all use a little extra help from time to time.
I’m happy to say that many excellent resources exist to provide parents support and information. The sites below are a few that I think are particularly good ones. They offer answers to some common parenting and child development questions. I hope you find them useful.