I first became friends with Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg in college, when we sang together in the same a cappella group (which thanks to the “Pitch Perfect” movies is now actually considered sort of cool). It just so happens that we pursued somewhat similar tracks–both of us went on to study clinical psychology; she focusing on children, I on adults. Much later on, somewhat by coincidence, we found ourselves writing for parents, but from different perspectives: she wrote about parenting, I wrote about parental mental health. Needless to say, these two issues are very much intertwined. So I’ve turned to Rebecca’s work often, as a resource for myself and my patients. Her book, The Tantrum Survival Guide, is a must-read for parents of little ones.
This week I have two things from Rebecca to recommend: Her latest article on what to do when your kids are letting you have it; and her recent appearance on the wonderful Psychologists Off The Clock podcast, where she talks toddler tantrums with another one of my brilliant friends, Yael Chatav Schonbrun. Both are very much worth your time!