It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school. Teachers are getting to know your child, and your child is adjusting to the routine of being a student. Is a parent-teacher conference far behind? If you’re the parent of a child with ADHD, these conferences can fill you with dread.
Family therapy emphasizes the idea that a child lives and grows in relationship to others, particularly in relationship to members of his or her own family. There are many different family therapy approaches.
We all remember them.
Some were associated with allowance, others simply mandatory. For many kids, and I bet for most of us, they were often an intrusion on other more important things to do.
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According to a 2017 report by the American Psychological Association, 2/3 of Americans feel stressed about the future of our nation, including a majority of each Democrats and Republicans.
My dog died.
Man, those are three tough words to write.
I feel both silly about and proud of how much it hurts. Still, I think I know what some of you are thinking: Dogs aren’t people. And you’re right, of course. Thank God, I’m not writing about a person right now.
At The Clay Center, we find ourselves writing often about how seeking psychiatric treatment is stigmatized in the United States. We especially worry about this issue when it comes to children and adolescents.
The following blog is part of The Clay Center’s series on diversity, which presents varying cultural perspectives and beliefs on mental health and well-being.
In the immediate days following the Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013, I, like thousands of others in our community, was moved to seek some way to be of help.
In the wake of the concert bombing in Manchester, On Point guest host Jessica Yellin spoke with global terrorism expert Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University, and Dr. Ellen Braaten, a child psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.
March is National Reading Month and a good time to reflect on the books that have made an impact on my work as a child psychologist. I’ve compiled a list of my “go to” books that I frequently recommend to parents on some of the more common problems I’ve observed in kids.