Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a writer, speaker, and clinical social worker. She is the author of three parenting books: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids (Workman, 2019), Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family (New Harbinger, 2015), and Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters (Parallax, 2014). She’s appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, CNN, and Mindful Magazine, among other places. Carla is a sought-after public speaker, and she coaches overwhelmed parents on how to make parenting less stressful and more fun. Carla lives outside of Boston with her husband, daughters, and two totally insane cats.
The celebrity college-acceptance scandal, where high-profile parents like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were accused of doing immoral or illegal things to give their kids a leg up with college admissions, has put the idea of "lawnmower parenting" in the...read more
"My 14-year-old daughter constantly abandons her coat on the floor and leaves half-eaten food in the living room and crumpled papers in the hall. I end up cleaning up after her, which I’ve repeatedly told her makes me upset. She’s a smart, talented kid. So why does...read more
Am I a bad parent if I do the majority of the cleaning up after my kids? -- Rather Do It Myself Dear Rather Do It Myself, So much of parenting requires risk analysis. On one hand, we have the future well-being of our children to consider. If we don't teach them to...read more