Articles containing: parents

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

March 31, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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eParenting: Setting Limits Even If Your Kids Know More Than You Do

September 18, 2013

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As clinicians who work with families, we are concerned about the amount of digital media consumed by children, and the way that many parents don’t feel they can set limits for their kids’ “screen time.

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Being A “Digital Klutz” Is Good For Your Family

September 18, 2013

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The digital world opens up lots of opportunities for parents to know less than their kids. Anne’s 22-year-old son recently sent her a link to a website devoted to helping kids provide tech support to their digitally-challenged parents. At first, it seemed like a clever gag put forward by youthful pranksters at Google.

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