Category: Parenting

Is your child manipulating you?

“I wouldn’t be having these problems if you hadn’t divorced my dad,” declared 15-year-old Lashona during an angry outburst with her mom. There was an uneasy silence followed by mom giving her a big hug and apologizing for the way … Continue reading

Do you promise not to tell?

“If I tell you something do you promise to keep it a secret?” is one of those questions that can cause great turmoil for parents. They understand that their child is asking for help, but they are appropriately reluctant to … Continue reading

Music to my ears!

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud At the beginning of last school year my then 9 year old son announced that he wanted to play the bass in the school orchestra.  He thought the instrument was great and he had the encouragement … Continue reading

Normal sibling aggression is not so normal

During my typical clinical interview with parents, I always ask about sibling interactions and usually get an answer like this. “They argue and fight all the time but it’s just normal sibling stuff.” I’ve never quite understood that response. How … Continue reading

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