. . . almost always begins with noting interactions and reactions, and adjusting the environment so the child can manage better, do better and feel better. While office visits are fun and enlightening, the real work happens at home and school and in the community, with parent as change agent, and sometimes teacher as well. If the child-parent relationship is a struggle, take heart that the great majority of child-parent pairs DO struggle, in one way or another. Enter attachment psychology. Born in England but raised right here in Toronto, attachment psychology is an amazingly comfortable and comforting resource for many parents. Teachers, even. And that sort of brings us to child school psychology. Clinical and School Psychology can sometimes work together for maximum benefit in the shortest time. However, in full-fledged developmental disorders, long term intervention is absolutely justified. In other cases, we can forget the ‘years of therapy’ scenario. Timeliness and effectiveness have become the core ethics of contemporary, research-into-practice psychology. Childhood should never be hurried-along toward adulthood. Fully being a child is more than enough purpose on its own. On the other hand, if we sit around waiting for kids to ‘grow out of everything,’ they may miss some of the best things childhood has to offer. Let’s grow together, as parents and kids. That’s how we know it’s working.