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Social skills are not just for making friends

Social skills are not just for making friends

Social skills are an ‘all purpose’ learning tool for everything we do in life.  I believe that teaching our children to become adaptive social beings, is at the heart of why we parent in the first place. The first reason is that as humans our very survival depends on our relationships with other people. Secondly, all…... READ MORE

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Chores are good for children, even if they’re a pain in the neck for you to have to remind them to do

Chores are good for children, even if they’re a pain in the neck for you to have to remind them to do

I realize the issue of chores for children is controversial. Some parents are in favor and some parents believe kids have more important things to do, such as homework and extracurricular activities. I favor childhood chores because a growing body of research indicates just how beneficial they are for children. These benefits are exactly what Reflective…... READ MORE

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Let your child play: A prescription for positive child development

Let your child play: A prescription for positive child development

Children need plenty of time to play. That means parents need to schedule them less. Play is the natural way that children learn critical thinking, resilience, and social skills. Play also enhances creativity, problem solving and cooperation. What type of play should they have? The play can be with other children or with you the…... READ MORE

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Adolescents are more emotional and risk taking: But don’t blame them for it.

Adolescents are more emotional and risk taking: But don’t blame them for it.

Wondering why your teen is so emotional and risk taking?  Your teenager is neither crazy nor stupid. No matter how emotional they are; No matter how much they seem to be making poor choices. There is a very good reason why teens are the way they are. It is not their fault or yours. It’s…... READ MORE

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As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I have been in private practice for over 35 years, with a special interest in parents and couples.

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