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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?
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January 29, 2018
The beginning of 2018 is now in our rear-view mirror and if you’re like most people, you’ve likely already broken your New Year’s Resolution. In fact, less than half of people who make New Year’s resolutions stick with them much past June.View More...
January 1, 2018
There’s this guy Sisyphus.
I feel like he invented the New Year’s resolution.
You know Sisyphus—he’s the guy who works so hard to push that stupid boulder up the hill, only to have it roll down again at the end of his hard work.View More...
September 20, 2017
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When it comes to scary events, such as terror acts or natural disasters, our mission at the MGH Clay Center has always been to help parents appreciate the impact of kids seeing images on the screen and hearing about events that are potentiallyView More...
June 14, 2017
When does summer begin for most kids?
It begins about two weeks before the bell rings on that last day of school. Whatever kids have planned for the summer, you can bet they’re already thinking of these plans well before they are officially granted their academic freedom.View More...
January 19, 2017
Bad things happen, and that’s a fundamental fact of life on this planet.
It’s not like we didn’t know this. Since things have been happening to humans, there’ve been bad things happening to humans, and we’ve had to help our children to deal with them.View More...
May 26, 2016
We wrote earlier this month about the growing acceptance of psychiatric illness among the general population. A number of studies demonstrate that more and more Americans are accepting psychiatric illnesses as equal to other illnesses, and therefore actively seeking treatment.View More...
May 19, 2016
In March, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement in which it encouraged all of its members to screen pediatric patients and their families for economic hardship. This announcement made national news and was later published in Pediatrics, the flagship journal of the AAP.View More...