Articles containing: parenting

Talking To Kids About Disasters (The Weather Channel)

October 2, 2017

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Over the past month, the devastation of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria has topped the headlines and media outlets. The earthquake in Mexico has shocked the world. These events have shaken countless individuals, families, and communities, including our children.

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Two Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Weigh in on Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’: A Missed Opportunity to Understand Anorexia

July 20, 2017

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Co-authored by Gene Beresin, MD

As child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists we have eagerly been awaiting Netflix’s release of To The Bone.  It seems intended to significantly raise awareness, educate viewers and open conversations about these severe psychiatric disorders.

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Driving Dyslexia Away

July 12, 2017

A young NASCAR star and his parents discuss his triumph over dyslexia, and the Clay Center team provides guidance on what you can do if your child has learning differences.

Includes a roundtable discussion with Drs. Gene Beresin, Ellen Braaten, and Steve Schlozman on the topic of dyslexia beginning at 3:07 of the segment.

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Making The Most Of Summer Vacation

June 29, 2017

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Summer vacation might not seem like the most likely topic for a blog that focuses on demystifying psychiatric challenges in kids. Sure, we write about families, children, and parenting, but what in the world could we have to say about that blessed time off that is integral in American tradition?

We might start by asking where it went.

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Summer Reading – With Your Kids

June 14, 2017

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When does summer begin for most kids?

It begins about two weeks before the bell rings on that last day of school.  Whatever kids have planned for the summer, you can bet they’re already thinking of these plans well before they are officially granted their academic freedom.

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Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple

May 31, 2017

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Need a break from information overload and the constant stream of news media on your computer or phone? Would you love just 20 devoted minutes to focus on a single issue, instead of trying to process 10 things at a time?

Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple

Then check out our podcast, Shrinking It Do

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Have The Rules Changed For Our Kids And Concert Going?

May 26, 2017

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

The bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert in England evokes a toxic milieu of fear, anger and, worst of all, a kind of insidious fatigue.

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Are Parents Good Role Models for Teen Drivers?

May 8, 2017

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Parents. Is this scenario familiar?

You’re driving the kids home from school. As always, there’s plenty to do, plenty on your mind. Maybe you’re upset because your boss is making some stupid demand that you need to review.

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“Reasons” To Keep The Conversations Going

May 4, 2017

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Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and one mental health topic that’s been on the mind of many parents, caregivers, clinicians, and educators lately is the Netflix TV series, 13 Reasons Why.

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