Golden Nugget

Family Therapist Kim Bergman, PhD, shares her Golden Nugget of parenting advice on the importance of loving your child unconditionally and raising them to be happy and have a high self-esteem
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Golden Nugget

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The most important thing as a parent is to love our children unconditionally, to teach them that they’re perfect and they’re whole and they’re complete. I don’t mean that they can’t do any wrong, but that inside their soul, they’re exactly who they’re meant to be and that we love them unconditionally. We don’t try to change them. We teach them that we’re proud of ourselves and we teach by example and we set that example by living a life of charity and giving and generosity and they learn. And they become social activists by seeing us standing up for the people who need to be stood up for. And they become strong and have that foundation for themselves based on knowing that they are just who they’re meant to be and that that’s perfect.

Family Therapist Kim Bergman, PhD, shares her Golden Nugget of parenting advice on the importance of loving your child unconditionally and raising them to be happy and have a high self-esteem

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Kim Bergman, PhD

Family Therapist

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 22 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for the last two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American Fertility Association, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published "Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood" (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 28 years and their two teenage daughters. 

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