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July 12, 2016

Families

How To Tell If Your Child Is Stressed This Summer

Summertime…and the kids are stressed out.

That’s not exactly the song that most of us might remember as we welcome the seemingly carefree days of summer vacation.

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July 7, 2016

Families

Making The Most Of Summer Vacation

Summer vacation might not seem like the most likely topic for a blog that focuses on demystifying psychiatric challenges in kids.

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June 28, 2016

Families

What If My Child Talks Back: Part 1

“He’s just too fresh.”

That’s a phrase you hear often if you work with kids in Boston.

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June 23, 2016

Families

Learning Over The Summer

When parents of school-aged kids think about summer vacations, what would you expect their favorite part to be?  Taking the kids to the beach?  Sleeping in late?  Foregoing the school year’s r

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June 21, 2016

Families

Summertime: Making The Livin’ Easy With Kids

When I was a kid, there weren’t what you’d call choices when it came to summer. I could go to camp, or, well…I could go to camp.

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June 16, 2016

Families

Father’s Day And The Evolving Role of Dad

There is a quiet revolution occurring before us in the U.S.—it’s hiding in plain sight.

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June 14, 2016

Hot Topics

Helping Your Kids Following The Orlando Tragedy

Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives and were injured in the recent terrorist act in Orlando—an event that is being called the most extensive mass shooting in this coun

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June 7, 2016

Hot Topics

Mental Health Needs Of Teen Moms

We know that adolescents get depression.

We also know that adolescents are a lot more likely to get depressed than pre-adolescents.

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May 19, 2016

Hot Topics

The Implications Of Poverty On Children’s Mental Health

In March, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement in which it encouraged all of its members to screen pediatric patients and their families for economic hardship.

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May 5, 2016

Hot Topics

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Parent Resources

The internet provides a seemingly endless amount of information about almost any topic you could imagine.

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May 3, 2016

Hot Topics

Could Screen-Free Week Backfire? Finding The Middle Ground

We are approaching what I believe is the 16th annual “Screen-Free Week” in the United States and abroad.

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April 28, 2016

Podcasts

The Senior Prom: A Joyous Rite Of Passage Or Nightmare For Parents?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

It’s the weekend before your kid’s senior prom.

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April 21, 2016

Podcasts

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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March 31, 2016

Podcasts

Raising Moral Children: Parental Strategies That Last A Lifetime

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

We want our kids to know right from wrong.

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February 25, 2016

Podcasts

Living With A Chronic Medical Illness

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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January 21, 2016

Podcasts

When Kids Leave Home: Part 2

This is the second blog post in a two-part series on adolescents’ transition to the “real world.”

To view the first blog post, click here.

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December 15, 2015

Clay Center TV

The Lake Wales High School Keystone Project: A New Student-Faculty Design For A School Community

In the spring of 2013, I (Gene) had the good fortune of meeting Donna Dunson, principal at Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Florida; two of her faculty members; and Serita Winthrop, an avid su

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