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Adult Supervision

When our kids are afraid of the dark...

Parenting can be so overwhelming. There are so many different books & theories that at times all the information seems contradictory. Not to mention parents are people too... With our own specific set of issues and blocks. So while this blog will have delicious baby food recipes, the overall drive of Life Goes Mom is to discuss the issues surrounding parenthood.

I have been fortunate enough to call Los Angeles based therapist, Steve Kadel, my friend for many years now. We have discussed the mundane, to the funny, to the serious parenting issues that I have had over a Starbucks on many a weekday morning! At the end of my latte, my head would be on straight about how to handle whatever parenting pickle I found myself in and I would feel more confident in my role. I realize that not everyone gets to have a best friend that also happens to be one of the most sought after therapists in LA and so, I want to share my Steve with you!

Adult Supervision is a series of question & answer videos that are based on talks that we have had over the years. This particular video is one of those situations that seems like a parenting softball but upon closer inspection my style could use a little tweaking. Many of us have children who are afraid of the dark or scared of monsters in the closet...  Steve explains that although our instinct to point out that there is "nothing to be afraid of" makes sense, there is a more beneficial way forward for frightened kiddos!

I hope that the revelation Steve gave me will be one for you as well... BTW, this advice can apply to most situations in which someone confides their fears!