The following archive captured our attention as we contemplate our only granddaughter’s newly-embarked daycare situation at age 3. What's amazing is that our discovery raises questions now explored by millions of grandparents like us.
Author Komisar specializes in a thoughtful, individualistic approach to psychotherapy for families and children.
At her Linkedin profile, Komisar explains, “My background is traditional, but I have developed a very related approach to working with people. I believe the relationship between a therapist and patient is very individual and has to feel like a good match.
“You have endless choices of well-trained therapists in New York City which makes specialities and orientations secondary to the relationship and whether or not you ‘click’ with your therapist. I treat a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors.
“I work with people in life transitions who are at inflection points who may struggle with relationships, work success, and self-esteem issues and setting personal and professional goals for the future. I also treat individuals who struggle with eating issues and other addictions which hinder their development and interfere with their happiness. I have also developed a series of workshops which help parents raise healthy children through a child guidance model.
“By intervening early, you can prevent depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors. in adults. I see parents in my office to help them understand and improve their relationship with their children. and help parents to help their children. My office is conveniently located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.”
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THE KOMISAR BOOK, “Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters,” An essential guide for new moms, celebrating the importance of a mother’s presence in the first years of life: In this important and empowering book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar explains why a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--gives the child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. ▶MORE
In other words, when it comes to connecting with your baby or toddler, more is more. Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health of children and moms alike, this book shows parents how to give their little ones the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most current and cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, Being There explains:
• How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home
• How to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler
• How to select and train quality childcare if necessary
• What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and “I’ll make up for it when he’s older”
• How to recognize and combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom
• Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years
Being a new mom isn’t easy. But with support, emotional awareness, and coping skills, it can be the most magical—and essential—work we’ll ever do.