Monthly Archives: May 2014

Psych Meds for Kids: Keeping the Conversation Complex

There is no shortage of very strong opinions about children taking psychiatric medications. It seems that every media outlet has something inflammatory to say about psychiatrists who prescribe medications such as stimulants, anti-depressants, and mood stabilizers to children and adolescents. … Continue reading

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Sorry Really May Be the Hardest Word

This post was inspired by three families that I have been seeing in therapy recently. In each of the families, there are significant ruptures in the parent-child relationships. In one family, a prepubescent child self-identifies as transgender, and the mother … Continue reading

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In the Rare Event that a Preschooler Does Not Listen…

About a year ago, I published a post entitled Preschoolers Playing the Odds about the tendency for parents of young children to issue far too many unimportant commands and to follow through on a very small number of them. This parenting … Continue reading

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