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Shrinking It Down: The Death of a Pet

October 11, 2018

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Last season, we talked about the benefits of pets for our kids’ mental health. That unconditional love helps our children to build skills and navigate important life lessons.

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Sexual Assault: How to Talk With Your Kids

September 28, 2018

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As a father of four children and grandfather of four, I was personally shaken by the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford yesterday. I thought about my kids growing up, and what they might have experienced or observed and never told me, my wife, or anyone.

Last night I had a hard time sleeping.

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Growing Up With a Sibling With a Disability

June 25, 2018

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

My mom shrugged.  It would take more than a couple of small-town high school punks to get her attention.

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

June 14, 2018

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Did you know that Dr. Ellen Braaten has a mild form of dyslexia and had to work really hard at reading when she was a child? Did you know that Dr. Gene Beresin has always struggled with math?

We all have challenges. We all have differences.

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Reality TV Literacy: Distinguishing What’s Really Real

May 3, 2018

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In 2014, Dr. Holly Peek published an essay on the MGH Clay Center Website discussing the strange world of reality TV. She began with a description of Kim Kardashian’s preparations for the birth of her first child.

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Shrinking It Down: Creativity Gives Our Brains a Boost (Season 1, Episode 12)

April 18, 2018

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Is creativity important for human relationships? We don’t just think so, we know it! Think about it, yourself: What does it mean when you watch a movie with family or create music with friends?

On this episode of Shrinking It Down, Dr.

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Shrinking It Down: Loving Relationships (Season 1, Episode 7)

February 7, 2018

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While relationships with family, friends, and even pets can be challenging, learning how to balance our needs with the needs of others can lead to meaningful, loving relationships.

Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steve Schlozman are joined by Dr.

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Reflections on Becoming a Father as a Gay Man

February 6, 2018

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I was a precocious child, looking back. I read voraciously, and was curious about everything: such as what made people do what they do, and how mechanical things were put together and actually worked. And I loved my friends who came from very different backgrounds.

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Processing Speed in Social Relationships

December 18, 2017

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Processing speed is the time it takes us to perform a certain task in a certain amount of time.  Some kids are naturally fast.  They run, talk, draw, and do all sorts of things at a rate that seems appropriate for their age.  Kids with slower processing need more time to process that same information.

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