Tag Archives: school

The Parent-Teacher-Student Partnership

You may have noticed that I have not posted anything new in several weeks. There are two reasons for this. First, I have been deeply immersed in creative writing over the summer due to the slower pace, visits to places … Continue reading

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The Right School for Your Square Peg

Psychologists who work with children and adolescents hear a lot about schools. We hear the good (When Schools Get It Right), the bad (Dealing with a Difficult Teacher), and the ugly (Bullying Is a Community Problem). Because school performance is generally … 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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All Work and No Play

  I am reposting this as a back-to-school reminder. Best wishes to all for a great school year with plenty of time for PLAY! Sad to say, summer is winding down. I hope there has been plenty of time for … Continue reading

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What Happened to Jules: A Course Correction

In December, I wrote a post about parents working collaboratively with children to address academic problems. The message in that post could also be applied to other challenges young people face such as being cut from a team, repeatedly not getting … Continue reading

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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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Holding Them Down vs. Helping Them Up

Nothing seems to stress the parents of my therapy clients more than their children’s poor academic performance. Sometimes, “poor academic performance” means D’s and F’s; sometimes it means mostly A’s and a few B’s. Virtually always, it is inextricably linked … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ickiness

The idea for this post came from a dear friend and fellow mom while we were huffing and puffing around the neighborhood and talking about how our kids were doing in their respective schools. Her children, in 8th and 10th … Continue reading

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The Homework Tree

In therapy, families work on the forests and the trees. I’ve written a lot recently about the forests: acceptance and identity, to name a couple. Today I am going to write about a tree: homework. This tree can be found … Continue reading

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Multiple Personalities?

Occasionally, children make comments that are meaningful in ways that are well beyond their developmental levels. These comments make me pause. Sometimes I can accept that the “wisdom” in the comment is purely accidental. Other times, like in the case … Continue reading

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