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June 21, 2017

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, 2017

Parenting Concerns

Let Your Children Enjoy Your Parents – A Father’s Reflections

On a mid-spring day in early May, I sit in my parents’ backyard and watch two parent starlings perform heroic, round-the-clock service for their untold number of newborn chicks.

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June 15, 2017

Hot Topics

Kindness And Empathy In The Face of Terror: Lessons From Our Children

In the immediate days following the Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013, I, like thousands of others in our community, was moved to seek some way to be of help.

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June 14, 2017

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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June 12, 2017

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 8, 2017

Families

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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June 15, 2017

Hot Topics

Kindness And Empathy In The Face of Terror: Lessons From Our Children

In the immediate days following the Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013, I, like thousands of others in our community, was moved to seek some way to be of help.

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June 8, 2017

Hot Topics

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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June 7, 2017

Hot Topics

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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June 5, 2017

Hot Topics

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Primer

Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Even the term is a mouthful.

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June 2, 2017

Hot Topics

Another Shooting – Another Opportunity To Comfort And Talk With Our Kids

So far in 2017,  there have been 138 mass shootings, nearly one a day since the beginning of the year, resulting in at least 161 deaths and 533 injuries.

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May 26, 2017

Hot Topics

Have The Rules Changed For Our Kids And Concert Going?

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

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June 8, 2017

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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June 7, 2017

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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May 18, 2017

Clay Center TV

Could Your Honor Student Be A Heroin Addict?

This video offers two compelling chapters: first, a fictional sequence of a day in the life of a clean-cut teen addict, and second, a frank dialog with Boston Mayor Martin J.

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May 15, 2017

Podcasts

Adolescent Substance Use: How The Addiction Free Futures Project Plans To Make A Difference

This is the first blog post in a series as part of The Clay Center’s involvement in the Addiction Free Futures Project from the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, the aim of which is

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May 12, 2017

Clay Center TV

John Oliver On Mental Health

In the clip above from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver masterfully speaks to the serious misunderstandings and poor care associated with mental illness in the U.S. today.

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