The American: For Italy & the World
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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.
Playtime is vital to a child, since those deprived of it are likely to rush into adulthood thinking of relaxation as a bad thing.
The relationship between sports and kids gets dicey when the competition calls for relentless practice and ignoring pain.