Category: Parenting

Is your child prepared to see a mental health professional?

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 13-20 percent of children have a mental disorder, but most of these kids do not receive treatment. This may be due to issues of access, finances, unawareness, or concerns about the stigma of … Continue reading

7 signs of troubled family relationships

There are certain things I hate to hear parents say because they are typically suggestive of significant family dysfunctions. “I’m my child’s best friend.” Parents need to be authority figures and not try to take on the role of peers … Continue reading

Emotional abuse of young athletes

It was painful watching the emotional abuse of young athletes by their parents in the HBO special “State of Play: Trophy Kids.” The program documents the interactions among parents and four young athletes as they compete in golf, basketball, football, … Continue reading

Your hospital caregiver checklist

Recently, my family and I were in the role of hospital caregiver for our mother.  Those of us in my family that work in the “medical world” have now been “on the other side.” We could not read her medical … Continue reading

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