Category Archives: Children and Adolescents

Learning to Be Comfortable with Negative Emotion
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On Fridays, Mark and I split the work day and tend our four month old granddaughter.  When her face lights up with a huge toothless grin, or she bursts into a laugh, my entire body feels the joy and wants … Continue reading

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How to Respond to Your Children About the Tragedy in Connecticut
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Many of us have watched the news today from Connecticut and find it difficult to comprehend that such terrible things continue to happen in our country.  Some of us may attempt to deal with such actions by trying to search … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t My Child Mind – Setting Limits with Love
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One of the common complaints that I hear from parents is that they ask their child to comply with a request, whether turning off the T.V. or getting ready for school for example, and the child ignores them.  The parent … Continue reading

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Four Steps for Parenting
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For many of the couples that I see in my office, parenting issues are a significant factor in their unhappiness in the relationship.  When parents are not on the same page as far as what they expect from their children … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse Prevention for Children and Adolescents
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As many of us are parents, work with kids, or just want to assist society as a whole in preventing drug abuse in our children and adolescents, it can be helpful to know what the risk and protective factors are … Continue reading

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Does My Child Have ADHD?
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I have had several people asking me about ADHD lately. If you think your child might need some extra help, it can be tough to know where to start. Typically, the first person to talk with is your pediatrician. She … Continue reading

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Providing Safety in an Unsafe World; Addressing Children’s Questions and Concerns About Current Events
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As a nation, we watched with horror as the Charles and Braden Powell tragedy unfolded. Even as adults, it can be difficult for us to comprehend such sad events. Some of us may attempt to deal with such actions by … Continue reading

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