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Career

Finding the Right College

Parents: Please note that this column is meant to be shared with your teenager. Okay, you made it through that dreaded junior year, the supposedly make-or-break year that colleges...
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Anger

Disciplining Older Teenagers

Beer cans in a closet, pot in a glove compartment, groundings or curfews ignored, abusive language… not necessarily all new challenges to deal with but many parents feel powerless...
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Abuse

Raising Assertive Kids

Assertiveness isn’t necessarily innate. While it might come naturally to some people, it’s largely a skill — and an important one at that for both adults and kids. According...
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Children and Teens

OCD and College Accommodations

An interesting article recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal. “A Serious Illness or an Excuse” is worth reading and talks about what is happening on college campuses across...
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Attention Deficit Disorder

Questions Teens Ask about ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a fairly common mental health concern among children and teenagers today. It is readily treated by medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the...
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General

Keeping Your Child in Mind

A 3-year-old is happily playing on the floor near his mommy’s feet as she works on her laptop.  Unknowingly, she knocks a ballpoint pen onto the floor.  The little...
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General

Mistaken for ADHD

After reading this book I believe the title says it all: “Mistaken for ADHD.” The author, Dr. Frank Barnhill, attempts to help parents, teachers, social workers and doctors who...
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