Articles containing: teens

“You would do it if you loved me.” Teens, Coercive Relationships, and Digital Media

December 12, 2017

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You would have to be completely unplugged to have missed the heightened reports of sexually coercive behavior among celebrities, prominent media figures, and politicians. Indeed, the seemingly sudden explosion of public knowledge of these deplorable actions might lead you to believe that we are encountering a new phenomenon.

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Shrinking It Down: Our 1st Episode! (Season 1, Episode 1)

November 15, 2017

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Mental health made simple? Phpht. Who are we kidding? It can be really complicated. Which is why we’re psyched to launch Season 1 of our new video podcast Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple, to begin to wrapping our brains around it all.

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How to Be “Smart” in the Time of Smartphones

November 2, 2017

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If you were born more than a couple of decades ago, the chances are pretty good that you’ll remember the family dinner where there were five conversations at once.

“I got a lousy grade in math today,” you might have said.

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Drs. Beresin & Schlozman and the iPhone

July 7, 2017

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Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steve Schlozman reflect on the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.

 

“Look, someone’s calling. Do I have to answer it?” “No. We’re texting.”

“Have you SnapChatted before?”

“Siri, text Steve ’cause I can’t use my thumbs anymore.

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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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Why Can’t We Budge The Tide Of Teen Depression?

April 3, 2017

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

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When I was a teenager, one of my buddies called me out for my rejection of tobacco.

“That stuff’ll kill you,” I said to my friend as he lit up his cigarette.  “My dad’s a lung doctor.

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Mom of teen who committed suicide now works to help others (WCVB-TV Boston)

March 17, 2017

Dr Ellen Braaten provides insight on a really difficult topic in this compelling news story that follows a mom, Emily, who lost her daughter to suicide, and has had to grapple with many questions, and few answers.

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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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Sexual Consent: Teaching Our Teens About The Gray Areas

October 11, 2016

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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 respectfully navigate the gray areas of sexual and romantic relationships.

In the realm of sexual relations, consent is a bit of a mess.

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The Role Of Apps In Distracted Teen Driving

October 6, 2016

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As parents, we share some really big milestones with our children. There’s riding that bike for the first time, braving the first day of school, or marching off to sleep-away camp.

And, of course, there’s the huge anxiety-provoking-and-incredibly-exciting moment of earning the first driver’s license.

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