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New ADAA Public Blog Post: When Reassurance is Hurting Your Child More Than Helping


When your child asks, “Do you promise you’ll come home after dinner?” and you say, “Yes, of course I promise,” your child takes a sigh of relief, gives you a hug, you leave for dinner, and everyone feels better. But then you get a call while you’re at dinner asking the same question. Why? Because reassurance doesn’t last as long as your dinner does.

ADAA member Stephanie Kaufman, MSW authors this blog post on reassuring your child:

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