Category: Parenting

The very real dangers of energy drinks

By: Lora Scott, MD, co-director of sports medicine and Shannon Burkett, RD, sports nutrition This week a news story hit about a 16-year-old girl who died from an energy drink heart attack. Our thoughts go out to this family. In … Continue reading

Does talking solve problems?

In a recent column, I mentioned that one of the many myths about Psychology is the belief that discussing one’s problems in therapy is helpful. One reader commented that if talking is so ineffective, what’s the purpose in seeking professional … Continue reading

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

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