Beth Harpaz, a writer for The Associated Press, explores this topic on Poynter Online. Here's an excerpt:
Does this psychology angle have merit? You decide after reading the Hartz's report.
Attention, mommy bloggers, parenting columnists and other journalists who write about their families: There are psychological diagnoses for people like us.
"The issue from a psychologist's point of view is, why is the mother doing it?" said Dr. Carole Disenhof, a clinical psychologist in Beverly Hills. "What is she trying to resolve or work out? Are you boasting? Are you trying to repair the relationship? Are you trying to idealize your child? Or are you just trying to relate to other mothers?"
Disenhof said writing about your children could even be a sign of narcissism, or transference, in which you project feelings about someone from your past onto your child.
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