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Posted on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 5:30 a.m.

Parenting columnist signing off for now

By Kerry Novick

Dear Readers,
I have been writing this column for more than 18 months now, and it has been a wonderful experience to hear from parents grappling with the ups and downs of everyday life. You have taught me a great deal. I hope that I have been able to increase your interest, knowledge and pleasure in the extraordinary and important job you are doing.

When the press of other writing and lecturing eases up, I may return to a regular column here at our dear hometown In the meantime you may follow our blog at and continue to contact me with your ideas and questions at

Have a very happy spring!

Best wishes for the future,

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 blogs 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 at