The American: For Italy & the World
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The mind and the matter
By Elaine Luti
Elaine is a Rome-based psychotherapist in who has been in private practice for more than 30 years.
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.
The relationship between sports and kids gets dicey when the competition calls for relentless practice and ignoring pain.
Too often, North American kids are riddled with amphetamines for not sitting still. But where's the logic?