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Learning to Roll with It By Thinking Outside the Box parenting Jul 26, 2021

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 2017/11/16 at 6:30 pm on my previous blog platform

I have heard a lot from families about the dread and worry about school starting again, especially after the months we have lived through with the pandemic and all the uncertainty. I thought it would be a great time to...

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The Case for Behavioral Therapy: Sooner than Later is Best parenting Jul 09, 2021

When children have behavior challenges, it is often VERY stressful for parents, siblings, peers and teachers. Misbehavior can lead to calls from daycare or school to pick up the child early. It can also lead to suspensions or expulsions if the child’s behavior is potentially harmful to...

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When Divorce Happens: Stay Child-Focused blog handout Jun 17, 2021

Sometimes relationships end in divorce or separation. It is one of the more common “adverse childhood experiences” that can occur over the course of a child’s lifetime. Almost 50% of all first time marriages will end in divorce within 15 years, according to the CDC .

It is never...

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5 Tips for Parenting in a Tech-driven World blog parenting Jun 08, 2021

Parenting is never easy for anyone.  Layer on top of that the wonders of technology and things get complicated real quick. However, just like parenting in the “dark ages” before the internet and social media there are some helpful hints to remember when parenting in this day and...

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Miracles can happen: Persistence with Siblings Pays Off blog parenting May 16, 2021

Siblings fight. Siblings annoy each other. Siblings can get on each other's last nerve. Parents with multiple children know that it happens. Siblings often have a love-hate relationship that can drive parents bonkers. I field questions about this all the time in my private practice. There...

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School-based Support for Children who are Struggling: Tips for Parents to Navigate, Advocate and Collaborate adhd blog May 06, 2021

Families need to feel they can advocate for their children, especially when struggling in school.  Children with ADHD, anxiety or depression can have challenges with relationships and functioning in school.  Knowing how to request for help or extra support can be overwhelming....

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Tips on How to Talk to Kids about Guns blog parenting Apr 24, 2021

After talking with a few parents & colleagues about my original blog post in 2016 that is now updated (“Kids and Guns: It’s about Child Safety”) it became clear that a follow up post was needed.  While playdate cards help parents talk to other parents, what resources...

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Guns and Kids: Its About Child Safety blog parenting Apr 24, 2021

One of the first issues I became passionate about was keeping kids safe from guns. Why? While I was a pediatric resident in San Diego, the school shootings at Santee, California occurred. This was just two years after the horrific events at Columbine. I saw kids coming to clinic, with ...

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Don't forget, just a normal kid (with ADHD) adhd blog Apr 18, 2021

“He is ready to go and won’t stop until he goes to bed!”

“She is so forgetful and I get frustrated because I have to keep nagging her. When will she learn to take care of her own things?”

“I am constantly getting calls from the school and quite frankly it is...

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Don't battle myths of ADHD alone, talk to your child's doctor adhd Apr 08, 2021

The Washington Post column by Valerie Strauss “If you can pay attention, you do not have ADHD”–and 9 other misconceptions about the disorder” is a great read.  Ms. Strauss highlights the Top 10 Myths of ADHD by Dr. Ned Hallowell, a child and adult psychiatrist....

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