Posts made in October, 2013

“Screening” Takes on New Meaning

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on “Screening” Takes on New Meaning

“Screening” Takes on New Meaning

Responsible parental screening of their kids’ behavior has always been a good idea.  But in today’s age of increasingly advanced technology, parents face unique challenges.  While there certainly are advantages to instant access of virtually any kind of information, there are also formidable risks associated with our digital age that can be quite damaging to kids if parents don’t exercise appropriate levels of control.  Put another way, if parents don’t do their job. Remember the “good old days?”  We grew up chatting on the “house phone,” which is now almost extinct. Our parents...

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The Under-Scheduled Child

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on The Under-Scheduled Child

The Under-Scheduled Child

As parents, we all have heard of the “over-scheduled child” who goes from one structured activity to the next, with no time to relax.  While this can be problematic, as a child psychologist who specializes in working with anxious kids, I am more concerned about what I call the “under-scheduled child.” This is the child who doesn’t like sports, hates music lessons, would never join a club, and won’t do anything after school. The child who through the years “tried” all these things, quit, and then refused to go back. This is also the child who doesn’t...

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