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Preparing for the Return of School (YouTube)

Preparing for the Return of School

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Is My Toddler Manipulating Me? (YouTube)

Is My Toddler Manipulating Me? (YouTube)

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Preparing for the Return of School (PEP27)

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As we approach the new school year, parents are encouraged to start the transition early to ensure a healthy and stress-free shift from summer vacation to the school schedule.  Read More

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Is My Husband Depressed? (YouTube)

Is My Husband Depressed? (TMB77)

ByDr. Berney

Is My Toddler Manipulating Me? (TMB78)

TMB Episode 78

Do you have a toddler that is very emotional? Perhaps she will freak out at times, become shaky and difficult to console. Maybe she always seems to have a need to be in control, questioning everything, and challenging all of your decisions. While this may seem like a child’s attempt to manipulate, it could be rooted in something a little more serious, such as anxiety. Read More

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Seeking Perfection

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by: Dr. Richard Marshall

A few days ago, I found an article titled, “Effects of Perfectionism: How Intrusive Parenting Is Harmful to Children.” You can find it here. Most of the research conducted on intrusive parenting (also known as helicopter parenting) studies its effects in high school and college students. However, this particular article is important, because the authors report the results of their five-year study targeting the effects of intrusive parenting on children in the primary grades. Read More

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Is My Husband Depressed? (TMB77)

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Today’s question comes to us from Rebecca, who wrote:

I THINK THAT MY HUSBAND IS DEPRESSED. HE JUST DOES NOT SEEM TO BE HIS USUAL HAPPY SELF WHEN HE COMES HOME FROM WORK, AND ON THE WEEKENDS, HE TENDS TO STAY IN BED AND WATCH TV. WHEN I ASK HIM ABOUT IT, HE SAYS THAT HE DOES NOT WANT TO TALK. IS IT DEPRESSION, AND IF SO, WHAT DO I DO?

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A New Look At Addiction

-by Dr. Richard Marshall

I took advantage of the extra time that the July 4th holiday provided by first perusing the news. I’m glad I did, as I stumbled on a gem of an article about addiction in teens. It is beautifully written by Maia Szalavitz, a twenty something former addict and it appears in the June 25, 2016 issue of New York Times Sunday Review. I was initially attracted by the title, “Can You Get Over an Addiction.” We have a special interest in this topic, because we see many teenagers in our practice who are just beginning to use drugs and it is devilishly difficult to convince them to stop. Read More

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TMB Episode 76: I’ll Never Do That Again (YouTube)

TMB Episode 76: I’ll Never Do That Again (YouTube)

ByDr. Berney

I’ll Never Do That Again! (TMB76)

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Have you ever said to yourself, “Man, I am never going to do that again!” While we all have, most of us have also made the mistake of doing it again, anyway. We do so for a variety of reasons, and tend to find ourselves regretting it, once again, the next day.

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