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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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How to Talk to Kids about Anxiety anxiety blog Mar 08, 2021

Parenting a child with anxiety can be a lot of work. I have seen families who “walk on eggshells” or have stopped going out in public or doing fun things because of their children’s strong emotions. Parents need to know how to talk to their kids about anxiety as a way to open...

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Anxiety & Kids: How Parents Can Become Their Child’s Emotion Coach! anxiety blog parenting Mar 18, 2019

In my clinic, I tend to see a lot of children for anxiety. They don’t come to me saying, “Dr. Bauer, I feel anxious or worried” rather they are being seen because they have mood swings and tantrums. Or they cannot sleep. They cannot separate from their parent. They may just clam...

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