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One Flight, Two Kids, and One Excellent Dad

In late August, I flew with my family from Philadelphia to Seattle for a last hurrah of summer. I sat with my daughter on one side of the plane while my husband and son sat across the aisle. Seated in … 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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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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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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