Tag Archives: social problems

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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The Social Third Degree

Parents worry about their kids. Moms and dads want their offspring to be happy, to be successful, and to live meaningful lives. For children in school, parents define success using both academic and social measures. When parents worry about how … 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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Tattling vs. Telling

As a mother, I find several behaviors very annoying. Fortunately for me, my kids are too old for my least favorites. Whining is at the top of the list; I am especially annoyed when the first request is made in … 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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Don’t Go Back to Middle School

The media has been dedicating a great deal of airtime to the topic of bullying these days. On balance, I believe this is a very good thing. Teachers and administrators have become much more aware of and responsive to incidents of bullying that occur on … Continue reading

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