Entries by Diana Garber

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Election Depression Is Real: How to deal with your feelings and talk to your kids

By Diana Garber, JD MSW   This article was going to be about sibling rivalry.  Last week, I sketched out my thoughts and multiple times, I sat down at a blank screen trying to write the words.  It didn’t happen.  Frankly, I just wasn’t there emotionally.  And, I can imagine that many of you feel […]

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A Difference of Opinion: Supporting Individuation

By Diana Garber, JD, MSW This month, I wrote about individuation of toddlers and teenagers for the San Francisco Mom’s Blog.  This theory was first developed by Margaret Mahler and called Object Relations theory of Separation-Individuation. Individuation is the process of becoming aware of oneself.  While individuation occurs throughout most of childhood, it is most […]