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Dr. Gene Beresin is executive director of The Clay Center for Young Health Minds.

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When Kids Won’t Talk: Conversation Openers for Parents

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November 22, 2016

Parenting Concerns

Today’s “Brady Bunch”

If you’re old enough to have watched The Brady Bunch as a kid—or have seen re-runs more recently—you know that this was not a reality show about a blended family. Not only does Mrs.

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November 22, 2016

Families

Let’s Talk Turkey

The expression, ‘talking turkey,’ has two opposite original meanings—to speak pleasantly around the dinner table, or to skip the niceties, and get right to what’s important.

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November 21, 2016

Families

My Experience Helping Children With Autism: A Story Of Hope

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

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November 10, 2016

Families

Prescription For Post-Election 2016: A Block Party

The most surreal thing about this morning is that I want exactly the same thing today as I did last night.

I want a block party.

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November 10, 2016

Families

How To Help Kids With Post-Election Anxiety

Elections are, above all, political moments; but, each one offers parenting moments as well. That is certainly the case with this one.

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November 3, 2016

Families

World Series 2016: A Metaphor For Life

My kids roll their eyes when I tell them that being a sports fan is a lot like life.

This is probably because I say it too much.

But just look at our rhetorical metaphors.

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November 22, 2016

Hot Topics

Let’s Talk Turkey

The expression, ‘talking turkey,’ has two opposite original meanings—to speak pleasantly around the dinner table, or to skip the niceties, and get right to what’s important.

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November 10, 2016

Hot Topics

Prescription For Post-Election 2016: A Block Party

The most surreal thing about this morning is that I want exactly the same thing today as I did last night.

I want a block party.

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November 10, 2016

Hot Topics

How To Help Kids With Post-Election Anxiety

Elections are, above all, political moments; but, each one offers parenting moments as well. That is certainly the case with this one.

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November 3, 2016

Hot Topics

World Series 2016: A Metaphor For Life

My kids roll their eyes when I tell them that being a sports fan is a lot like life.

This is probably because I say it too much.

But just look at our rhetorical metaphors.

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November 1, 2016

Hot Topics

Talking To Kids About 2016 Politics: A Parent’s Duty In Our Volatile Political Climate

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

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October 11, 2016

Hot Topics

Sexual Consent: Teaching Our Teens About The Gray Areas

In light of allegations of sexual misconduct that have arisen as part of the 2016 presidential election, we thought it more important than ever to share the blog below on how parents can help teens

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November 1, 2016

Podcasts

Talking To Kids About 2016 Politics: A Parent’s Duty In Our Volatile Political Climate

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

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October 18, 2016

Podcasts

How Scary Is Too Scary?

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

Here is my most vivid memory of Halloween:

I’m 8 years old.

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September 8, 2016

Podcasts

When Kids Leave Home: Part 1

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

To view the second blog post, click here.

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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.
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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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