Finding the Right Path to Parenting

This is a remarkable web site. And very much needed. I hope all pediatricians are aware of it. Let me tell you why I found it so important.

Some days I struggle more than others looking for the skills to raise them because I didn't have good models as a child. I'm an adult child of an alcoholic. My father has been twenty years sober. He is also bipolar. I'm not sure I was ever a "child." I always seemed to be an adult.

Now I am married to a wonderful man and we have two beautiful children. I've been in therapy for a long time with great success, because my biggest fear in life is that I would continue the cycle of dysfunction and not be a "good" parent.

I read and ask a lot of questions to find the right path. So, I'm glad this web site is a place for doctors and parents to go with questions regarding mental health.

Sincerely, Mrs. B

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I would like to thank the following for their generous support, without whom this web site and training program would not exist: The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, The Alden Trust, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Project INTERFACE (Newton Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Education), the Locke Educational Fund at Newton- Wellesley Hospital, Aetna Health Plan, the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center,  and the families of my medical practice. 

I hope you find this site useful and encourage any comments.

- Dr. Howard King, M.D.