parenting

Is Your Child Depressed?

Early on, many of a child’s emotions  are chalked up to physical stages of growth; Tempers are attributed to teething and the “terrible twos,” whining is associated with tiredness or tummy aches, irritability is associated with learning disabilities or adolescent hormonal shifts. While biological phases do have a great impact on a child’s development,  how… Read more »

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“Stuck” A life lesson on parenting by Debra Kessler, Psy.D.

My daughter and I were watching videotapes of her when she was little.  At 17 years of age, she likes to laugh at herself revisiting times when she was small and still trying things she has since learned she is not good at, such as singing and dancing.  In one of the tapes when she… Read more »

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Teen Suicide Prevention: Parents

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between 14 and 24 years of age and the fourth leading cause of death for those aged 10-14. However,  suicide can be prevented. It is important to know the warning signs in young people who may be contemplating taking their own lives. Be sure to… Read more »

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Mother-Daughter Communication

>Suddenly, through birthing a daughter, a woman finds herself face to face not only with an infant, a little girl, a woman-to-be, but also with her own unresolved conflicts from the past and her hopes and dreams for the future…. As though experiencing an earthquake, mothers of daughters may find their lives shifted, their deep… Read more »

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Watch New Videos on PsychAlive’s YouTube Channel!

PsychAlive has a new YouTube channel featuring videos from Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Robert Firestone, Dr. Lisa Firestone and more! Visit us to explore issues of self, intimacy and parenting. Subscribe today!

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Watch New Video on PsychAlive’s YouTube Channel

PsychAlive has a new YouTube channel featuring videos from Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Robert Firestone, Dr. Lisa Firestone and more! Visit us to explore issues of self, intimacy and parenting. Subscribe today!

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PsychAlive’s YouTube Channel

PsychAlive has a new YouTube channel featuring videos from Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Robert Firestone, Dr. Lisa Firestone and more! Visit us to explore issues of self, intimacy and parenting. Subscribe today!

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Being a Role Model

Why leading our own lives to the fullest is good for our children.

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Your Role in Your Child’s Development

In the ideal family, the basic respect that is extended to adults is also extended to children. Each child is viewed as a unique person in his/her own right; separate from other children, adults, parents and family members. There is an interest in this new individual who is at the beginning of life, and is… Read more »

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Nerf Guns – What Are We Afraid of? by Debra Kessler, Psy.D.

For the holidays I gave a Nerf gun to my 8-year -old nephew. He was delighted. It was his first Nerf gun. He took great joy in taking aim at the window, door or any place where he was allowed to shoot. It was the first time I saw genuine spontaneous pleasure cross his otherwise… Read more »

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