Articles containing: politics

There Are All Sorts of Ways of Making Things Better

January 26, 2018

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Things might seem kind of awful lately.

Every news headline, from every corner of American ideology, feels pretty depressing.  We are subjected to nihilistic rants or apocalyptic predictions.  When do we smile? When our late-night talk-show hosts use our negativity for comedic material.  I’ll admit it.

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Shrinking It Down: Political Angst in America? (Season 1, Episode 6)

January 24, 2018

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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.

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Populism And The Vaccine Debate

April 12, 2017

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Two news stories caught my eye over the past two weeks, and both filled me with sadness and dread.

The first was the heart wrenching story that detailed the pain of a family whose seemingly otherwise healthy teen daughter died from the Influenza Virus.  She died from “the flu.

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How to Talk With Your Kids About President Trump’s Behavior

March 31, 2017

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When parents ask their kids what they want to be when they grow up, it’s very common to hear, “the President of the United States.” And this is for good reason. Our President is the consummate role model – a world leader, powerful, admired, respected, and holds the highest position in our nation.

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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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How To Talk To Kids About The Executive Order On Immigration

February 6, 2017

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In child psychiatry, providing guidance on controversial issues is nothing new. There’s the routine stuff: screen time, and birth control, and curfews, and how much homework is maybe too much. There are also the tough ones. The Twin Towers came down. The Boston Marathon was bombed.

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Talking To Kids About 2016 Politics: A Parent’s Duty In Our Volatile Political Climate

November 1, 2016

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

I’m not that old, but I’m old enough to remember when it was routine to hear in grade school that, if you’re willing to work hard, you might get to one day become President of the United States.

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Send Our Politicians To The Principal’s Office

November 12, 2014

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“They’re rude.”

That’s what my daughter’s friend said to me last week as she glanced over my shoulder at the newspaper. On the cover was a photo of Mitch McConnell, newly victorious in his quest for re-election, and by virtue of his victory, the Senate majority leader.

I looked up at my daughter’s friend.

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