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Posted on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 5:30 a.m.

Parenting column takes a holiday break

By Kerry Novick

Dear Readers, I hope that you have been enjoying good times with your family and friends over this holiday season, as I have. Regular bi-weekly columns will resume in the new year. Please send questions and ideas to me — I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes! — Kerry

Kerry Kelly Novick is a local child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst, and author, with Jack Novick, of "Emotional Muscle: Strong Parents, Strong Children," available at or through Check the website regularly for blogposts and news of upcoming media appearances and events. Follow EMOTIONAL MUSCLE: STRONG PARENTS, STRONG CHILDREN on Facebook. She welcomes your email with comments and questions for future columns at