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Q+A: Once You Have Discovered Your Teen is Using Pot, What’s the Next Step?

November 12, 2018

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Question: Once you have discovered your teen is using pot and confronted the teenager about it, what’s your recommended next step?

Answer: It’s not unusual to find out one way or another that your teenager is using a substance. The most common ones are alcohol or marijuana.

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The World Series: A Metaphor For Life

October 25, 2018

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My kids roll their eyes when I tell them that being a sports fan is a lot like life. This is probably because I say it too much.

But just look at our rhetorical metaphors.

For football: “We went the whole nine yards.” Or “I didn’t have anything to lose, so I just tossed a Hail Mary.

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Five Parenting Rules for Coping with the Current Political Climate

October 23, 2018

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It’s not like we needed the recent supreme court hearings to know that things right now are super-tense.

Still, those hearings certainly didn’t help.

By my count, this is roughly the tenth time in the last three years I’ve been asked to write something about how parents can keep their heads in these trying political times.

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We’re All Connected: What To Think About On World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2018

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Today is World Mental Health Day.

I often find these kinds of distinctions a bit troublesome.

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Gaming Disorder: Is It a Real Illness?

October 9, 2018

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“He is playing games all the time. Every chance he gets! From the time he gets home until bedtime, he’s in his room on that computer. And spends almost no time with the family. Is he addicted? I’m really worried.”

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this or some variation of this complaint from parents.

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10 Important Steps for Parenting Young Athletes

October 2, 2018

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Some parents on the sidelines at their children’s athletic events behave quite badly.

Also, the sun sets in the west.

In other words, the fact that parents get out of hand at their kids’ games isn’t exactly groundbreaking news.

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HUBweek 2018: Raising Healthy Children

September 19, 2018

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HUBweek is nearly here!

 

HUBweek Raising Healthy Children Lineup

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds is proud to host a series of free, interactive sessions focused on raising healthy children for a resilient future generation at Boston’s 4th annual HUBweek.

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Let’s Talk About “Eighth Grade”

August 8, 2018

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Lots of things crossed my mind as I cringed and smiled my way through Bo Burnham’s amazing new film, Eighth Grade.

First – and this particular sentiment was a near-constant refrain – I found myself swimming in gratitude that I was no longer in 8th grade myself.

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

July 8, 2018

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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 again and again over the past few years. Please do not allow the frequency of events like today’s awful news to ever seem routine.

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

June 22, 2018

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

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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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