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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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Cellphone Addiction, Teen Anxiety and What you can do about it

Cellphone Addiction, Teen Anxiety and What you can do about it

If you are like most parents you are worried about your teen being on their phone too much. There is reason to worry, especially since we know there is a rise in teen anxiety and suicide. And many blame cell phone addiction as the cause for this increase in teenage emotional problems. (Many adults are addicted too,…... 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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