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Therapy and the past
By Elaine Luti
Elaine is a Rome-based psychotherapist in who has been in private practice for more than 30 years.
Some parents unfairly bash their kids for misbehaving in endless airport lines. But who wouldn’t be bored, if not exasperated?
Making holiday cookies and decorations, very much manual labor, can have significance deeper than the simple joy of their making.
Despite feminism and greater movement toward gender equality, a mother's role still lacks vital social (and financial) prestige.
Too many stories that play a critical role in therapy are based entirely on adult perspectives.
Playtime is vital to a child, since those deprived of it are likely to rush into adulthood thinking of relaxation as a bad thing.