Articles containing: parents

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

June 16, 2017


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.

The starlings live, ironically, in a hole in the wall of my parents’ house that abuts the room where I grew up.

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Have The Rules Changed For Our Kids And Concert Going?

May 26, 2017


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


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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How to Talk With Your Kids About President Trump’s Behavior

March 31, 2017


When parents ask their kids what they want to be when they grow up, it’s very common to hear, “the President of the United States.” And this is for good reason. Our President is the consummate role model – a world leader, powerful, admired, respected, and holds the highest position in our nation.

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A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Trump’s Behavior

March 3, 2017


Why would any parent bring their kid to a child psychiatrist?

Well, I’m a child psychiatrist and the most common reason parents bring their kids to see me in my clinical practice is because they are worried about certain behaviors and want help and advice in evaluating their child.

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An Encounter With The Unknown – From A Mother’s Lens

January 10, 2017


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

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Surviving Summer Camp

June 18, 2014


Summer is almost here, and if you’ve decided to send your child to summer camp, you may be experiencing a range of emotions and wondering how best to make this a good experience for your little one.  It’s perfectly normal for first-time campers—and their parents—to experience some anxiety as camp gets closer and closer.

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It’s All About Respect

January 17, 2014


Anger is an emotion hard-wired into the brain. We all get angry.  Sometimes it seems as if our brains don’t have a choice; certain things just simply tick us off.  But, anger has never hurt anyone—it’s what we do with our anger that can be destructive.

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When Parents Have An Argument

September 18, 2013

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My parents argued with each other.

Most parents do.

In fact, we worry more about the parents who never argue. If parents don’t argue, we worry that they’ve lost some of the passion to discuss (albeit vociferously!) the difficulties in raising a family.

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