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What (Adult) Kids Want Us to Know: Growing up with OCD

After publishing 101 posts, I was starting to feel like I had said just about everything I have to say. I was considering laying this blog to rest and moving on to other pursuits. Then, I was in a session … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned from Zip-Lining

Once in a while, I share a story about my family rather than a story from my work as a child psychologist. Today’s post is one of those personal stories. In early July, my family traveled to the tiny little … Continue reading

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When Schools Get It Right

As a child psychologist, I deal with a lot of schools. I usually get involved for one or more of several reasons: a young person is having trouble attending school due to symptoms of anxiety or depression a young person … Continue reading

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Top 9 Reasons Why Kids Misbehave

When I am with parents of child and adolescent clients, I often find myself bristling at the language parents use to describe misbehavior. A particular pet peeve of mine is the word manipulative. It’s not that I disagree that children’s behavior … Continue reading

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Psych Meds for Kids: Asking the Essential Questions

Last month, I wrote a post about the use of psychiatric medication in children and adolescents. My emphasis was on the complexity of the decision parents face when a psychiatrist recommends medication for a child with a diagnosis of Attention … Continue reading

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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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Mom and Dad, Trust Your Instincts

Remember Quentin from my last post (Tattling vs. Telling)? He is a 9-year-old 4th grader who was brought to see my by his parents. They were concerned about social skills deficits that were interfering with Quentin’s ability to make and … Continue reading

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