Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bullying Is a Community Problem

I have written about bullying before (See Don’t Go Back to Middle School, Zero Tolerance,¬†and The Importance of Ickiness). Not surprisingly, it is a topic I hear about often from my child and adolescent clients and their parents. When I … Continue reading

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3 A’s and an I: Parenting Anxious Children

If I have a specialty, it is anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Most of the young people I see have Social Anxiety Disorder (impairing shyness and avoidance), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (obsessive worries and/or repetitive behaviors), Phobias (specific impairing fears), and/or … Continue reading

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Resource for Couples

In November, I wrote about warring parents. At the time, I searched for helpful resources for parents but could not find anything online that would help couples decide whether/when to go to couple therapy. Out of frustration, I asked my … Continue reading

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“I HATE MY LIFE!”

A few weeks ago, I received a letter from the mother of a little boy scheduled to see me for evaluation.The letter arrived a couple of days before his first appointment. In the letter, the mother shared several concerns about … Continue reading

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