Articles containing: relationships

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.

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

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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.

Shrinking It Down: Beyond High School (Season 1, Episode 15)

May 30, 2018

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Reality TV: What’s Really Real?

In 2014, Dr. Holly Peek published an article 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.

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

April 18, 2018

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A Closer Look at Anorexia Nervosa

February 26, 2018

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For more information about eating disorders, and ways you can help to make a difference for a young person in your life, please visit the National Eating Disorder Association website. #NEDAwareness

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Anorexia Nervosa deeply affects everyone.

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.

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.

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.

“You would do it if you loved me.” Teens, Coercive Relationships, and Digital Media

December 12, 2017

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You would have to be completely unplugged to have missed the heightened reports of sexually coercive behavior among celebrities, prominent media figures, and politicians. Indeed, the seemingly sudden explosion of public knowledge of these deplorable actions might lead you to believe that we are encountering a new phenomenon.