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The Impact of Reality TV

Let’s look at common themes in reality TV, and how parents can help kids watch with a critical eye.

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Protecting Kids’ Mental Health With School Shootings on the Rise (US News)

Kids' fears about school safety are real. What can parents do to help?

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July 17, 2018

Teenagers

Advice for Parents on Talking About Tattoos

When it comes to tattoos, it’s always fun, if possible, to inquire.

Last week I saw a snarling demon with drooling teeth moving around on a teenager’s arm.

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July 10, 2018

Parenting Concerns

Dyslexia 104: Transitioning from High School to College

This blog is the fourth in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, understanding treatment, and school accommodation options available.

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July 8, 2018

Hot Topics

Another Shooting – An Important Moment to Comfort and Talk With Our Kids

Perhaps the hardest, certainly the saddest, and without question the most frustrating thing about sharing this blog post is that we have shared it now

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June 25, 2018

Parenting Concerns

Growing Up With a Sibling With a Disability

“You don’t understand, Mom!” I said.  “They were making fun of him! They were imitating his speech and laughing!”

My mom shrugged.

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June 22, 2018

Families

Shrinking It Down: When Nightmares Become Reality in the U.S. (Special Episode)

In research that’s been done about kids’ fears, the most frightening thing is losing or being left without a parent.

Through the events at the U.S.

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June 18, 2018

Teenagers

What If My Child Has Depression?

“Depression” is a funny term.  Like lots of diagnoses in psychiatry, the word “depression” has both common and specific uses.

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July 8, 2018

Hot Topics

Another Shooting – An Important Moment to Comfort and Talk With Our Kids

Perhaps the hardest, certainly the saddest, and without question the most frustrating thing about sharing this blog post is that we have shared it now

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June 22, 2018

Hot Topics

Shrinking It Down: When Nightmares Become Reality in the U.S. (Special Episode)

In research that’s been done about kids’ fears, the most frightening thing is losing or being left without a parent.

Through the events at the U.S.

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June 18, 2018

Hot Topics

Is Our Culture Skeptical of Mental Healthcare Itself?

“Dear Dr. Schlozman: This psychiatry course convinces even the biggest skeptics.”

This comment, entirely well meaning, is also deceptively profound.

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May 29, 2018

Hot Topics

The Immediacy of Digital Media: For Better or Worse?

It was Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts.

I was meeting with a film maker about a possible collaboration on a documentary. We were interested in the impact of digital media on youth.

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May 3, 2018

Hot Topics

Reality TV Literacy: Distinguishing What’s Really Real

In 2014, Dr. Holly Peek published an essay on the MGH Clay Center Website discussing the strange world of reality TV.

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June 22, 2018

Podcasts

Shrinking It Down: When Nightmares Become Reality in the U.S. (Special Episode)

In research that’s been done about kids’ fears, the most frightening thing is losing or being left without a parent.

Through the events at the U.S.

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June 14, 2018

Clay Center TV

Shrinking It Down: Our Greatest Strengths (Season 1, Episode 16)

You can also listen to this podcast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes. 

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May 9, 2018

Clay Center TV

Greatest Strength: Challenges Met With Courage

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories.

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May 2, 2018

Clay Center TV

Shrinking It Down: Navigating the System (Season 1, Episode 13)

You can also listen to this podcast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes. 

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We’re not going to pretend it isn’t so.

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