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Achievement and true success are not always the same thing, as we find out this week on The Couch. 

In Dana's 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist of kids and families, she's found that parents' anxiety about ensuring their kids are high-achieving can actually have a negative impact on their success and mental health—an idea she calls the Parenting Paradox. 

Dana shares the useful strategies she's developed to help families avoid counter-productive spirals of stress, emphasizing a focus on personal values to inform your actions as a parent. Don't worry: we also give useful exercises to help you identify what those values are!

Join us on The Couch to find out how we're dealing with these issues ourselves as the parents of kids about to enter high school and college in the mad world of New York City!

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