Dr. Wendla’s Page

Over the years I’ve written a great deal about my work. My other work. As a physician, specifically a board-certified psychiatrist working with children and families, I’ve spent thousands, tens of thousands, of hours, talking and writing about issues related to mental illness, parenting, child development, brain biology, family issues, substance abuse, etc. On this page, you will find links to my thoughts, essays, and collected ideas on those topics. Some written long ago, some just now. Thanks for reading.

Good Enough: Why Not Quite is Just Right (for Parents)


The Energy Ball: What not to do when your kid drops the ball.

Is the Glass Half Full? How your outlook impacts your kids.