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Ellen Braaten, Ph.D.

Dr. Ellen Braaten is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.

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No matter your child’s age, explore a variety of topics for this stage of his or her life.

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August 19, 2014

Podcasts

Coping With ADHD: How A Young Man And His Mom Are Managing The Path To Success

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

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August 8, 2014

Grade School

Summer Reading With Your Kids

When does summer begin for most kids?

It begins about two weeks before the bell rings on that last day of school.

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August 4, 2014

Families

The Round-Up: Hot Topics From Around The Web (Week 8/4/14-8/8/14)

1. Myths About Mental Illness In Chinese Culture. The misconceptions about mental illness are present in all cultural groups.

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August 4, 2014

Families

The Round-Up: Hot Topics From Around The Web (Week 8/4/14-8/8/14)

1. Myths About Mental Illness In Chinese Culture. The misconceptions about mental illness are present in all cultural groups.

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July 24, 2014

Families

What Their Writing Told Me: The Taboo Of Mental Illness In The Hispanic Community

The following post is part of The Clay Center’s series on diversity, which presents varying cultural perspectives and beliefs on mental health and well-being.

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July 22, 2014

Families

Encouraging Family Fitness

When parents are asked about some of the favorite times spent with their kids, one of the most common things they’ll note is the time they spent doing physical activities together.

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August 19, 2014

Podcasts

Coping With ADHD: How A Young Man And His Mom Are Managing The Path To Success

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

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July 30, 2014

Videos

Blunt And Nuanced: The Pain Of High-Functioning Autism

The above video entitled “Fireflies” is courtesy of Jubilee Project (learn more about them at the bottom of this post).

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July 16, 2014

Podcasts

Rise Of The YA Novel

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

 

When I was young, the neighborhood bookstore had a distinctive arrangement.

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June 12, 2014

Podcasts

Dad’s New Shoes

Today’s dads are confused.

It might not be a bad kind of confusion, but confusion is still the best word for how dads feel.

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May 29, 2014

Podcasts

Concerts: A Survival Guide

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

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The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

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Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School