Podcasts

Making Family Dinner Possible – Shrinking It Down

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There are many emotional benefits that come from connecting over a family dinner. But with the competing demands of reality, like busy schedules, technology, and picky eaters, this simple idea isn’t always so simple. On today’s episode, Dr.

Is This Normal? – Shrinking It Down

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One of the most common questions Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr.

The Loneliest Generation: What’s Up With Gen Z? – Shrinking It Down

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Data suggest that Generation Z, the teens and young adults coming of age right now, feels lonelier than any other age group. But we don’t know why.

Stay In Shape: Kids’ Bodies Feed Their Minds – Shrinking It Down

How can we guide children to healthfully navigate food, fitness, sleep, and more (especially when Takis® taste so much better than eggs for breakfast)? These aren’t just important for physical health but mental health, as well.

When Kids Talk of Suicide – Shrinking It Down

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As the summer fades and we move into Autumn, activities in our lives start to build up and so can the stress. Perhaps this is one reason that September is national Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Summer Challenge: Come Together for Mental Health – Shrinking It Down

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We shouldn’t need science to tell us that getting together with other people is beneficial.

Illuminating Mental Health Through Art – Shrinking It Down

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At the Clay Center, we often stress the importance of creativity for supporting healthy youth development and community relationships. So, we’re thrilled to have socially engaged multimedia artist Elisa H.

The Senior Prom: A Joyous Rite Of Passage Or Nightmare For Parents?

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

It’s the weekend before your kid’s senior prom. You and your wife are having a typical evening at home, perhaps watching a movie with your youngest daughter. And, there’s a kind of tense silence you remember all too well.