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Barbara Greenberg
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Barbara Greenberg is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens and parents. She is the Adolescent Consultant for Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. Dr. Greenberg frequently appears on national TV including shows such as ABC Good Morning America, Nightline and CNN. She is a parenting expert for GalTime -an online womens' magazine and is also The Teen Doctor for Psychology Today.

Visit her at her website.

Dr.Greenberg is also the author of 10 new e-books about raising teens which will make you laugh and learn. http://www.scribd.com/BarbaraGreenbergPhD

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5 Lessons About Parenting From the Movie Boyhood

(3) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 2:28 PM

It's rare that I see a movie that brings me to tears. It even more rare for me to sit through a movie that is over two hours long and for me to remain riveted and on the edge of my chair. That's why I was so surprised that the...

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5 Things Not to Say to Parents of an Only Child

(10) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 4:47 PM

I would like to start by saying that I have always had difficulty wrapping my head around the term "only child." You may have one child or a single child, but "only child" has a negative connotation; right? Those of us who have decided to have a single child or...

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Helping Your Teens Deal With 'Text Break-Ups'

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Dear Dr. G.,

I am an 18-year-old girl and I am going to college in three weeks. My boyfriend of nine months is going to a different college but I hoped that we were going to continue our relationship. Well, guess what happened yesterday. My boyfriend, who we can call...

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6 Daily Irritations We Don't Talk About

(15) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 5:31 AM

In my practice as a clinical psychologist, as an observer of people and as a participant in everyday life I am aware of what makes people tick. I am aware of what makes you brighten up and have those pleasurable magic moments. I am also painfully aware of those little...

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10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 5:13 PM

Hi Parents,

It's Dr. Barbara here and I'm back with more information about your lovely young daughters. Once again, I am concerned that they are not taking good enough care of themselves, and you know how much that hurts me. I see an opportunity for you to intervene here and...

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What Your Teens Want You to Know About Bullying

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Hello Parents,

Your teens are getting ready to head back to high school and some of them are just beginning as freshmen. All summer long, I have been working with focus groups of teens and they have been talking to me and to each other and have been quite candid...

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The Magic Formula for Dealing With Your Teens 'Pom-Poms, Tissues or Toolbox?'

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 12:27 PM

Sometimes we need to be cheered on. Other times we need tissues. And yet other moments call for something from our figurative toolbox. Right, parents? Let me help you in every possible way by letting you know that your teens too need these three magic responses from you. Let's refer...

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5 Ways to Deal With School Refusal Before School Begins

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 5:18 PM

Dear Dr. G.,

My 16-year-old daughter will not go to school. She seems to have a fear of school. We moved from Upstate New York to Southeast Tennessee eight years ago. This is when we started to have problems. Since then, it has gotten worse and worse every year....

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When Your Adult Kids Reject You

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 10:58 AM

Dear Dr. G.,

My problem is my daughter. I raised her as a single parent along with my son. I gave them a decent life and have a good relationship with my son as I did with my daughter until about 12 years ago. My daughter is now 30-years-old and...

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A Love Letter to Your Teen Daughters

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Dear Teen Daughters,

Your mothers love you. Many of them are enjoying their adulthood and would love for you to take care of yourselves and look forward to growing up healthy, happy and safely. I listen to your mothers in my role as a clinical psychologist and as a friend....

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Why You Must Play With Your Teens

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 1:40 PM

I'm on a mission to spill some secrets today and I'm going to risk my own relationship with my 20-something-year-old in the process. You see, I'm all about helping you on your journey to raise your teens well. I guess I should be honest and tell you that I did...

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10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 5:45 PM

Some people say that you should have a pet before you have kids. The thought is that you will become familiar with the intensely high level of responsibility that taking care of another living being requires. You will learn that your pet, like the kids that come after it, comes...

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Helping Your Teen Daughters Love their Bodies

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 4:57 PM

Hi Dr. Barbara,

I'm 17 and having a self-image situation. I joined an all-girl yoga group a few weeks back and we just got our class uniforms in. Basically, these low rider yoga pants and crop tops. They look cute, but I'm nervous because of something small. I have...

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10 Ways to Get and Keep a Man #SO #VERY #NON #PC

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Getting a man? Keeping a man? I never ever thought that I'd write an article that started this way but yep, here I am putting pen to paper, or should I say tapping away on my keyboard. I am surrounded by women in all walks of life and of all...

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5 Ways to Survive Family Weddings

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 2:26 PM

It's June and we all know what that means. Summer weddings are among us. In fact, thoughts and dreams of sunshiny days, fairy tale weddings and high-heeled shoes that we can dance in race through our minds. Yes, weddings can be great sources of delight, celebration and reconnecting but family...

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When Your Son Feels Rejected by Girls and Young Women: #OUCH

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Dear Dr. G.,

I really and truly need your help.

Here's what is going on:

I feel very nervous when I am near a girl. I am unable to say anything. I was rejected by a girl who said I am too decent for her. I felt very...

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The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls and What We Must Teach Our Daughters

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:04 PM

I have a confession. I have been up all night feeling sickened. I am sickened with worry about the plight of the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their school-Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria. A radical Islamist group known as Boko Haram has actually come forth...

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The Prom Killing and What Parents Should Know

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 5:58 PM

Dear Readers,

By now I am sure that many of you have learned about the tragic killing that took place at Jonathan Law High School in Milford CT. early this morning. The story that is being reported is that a 16-year-old young man killed a 16-year-old young woman...

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Promposals: AMEN!

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 5:26 PM

The teens are buzzing about it; the prom that is. It is that time of year when high school kids all over the country are hoping and waiting to get invited to the prom. Some of them are even making elaborate plans to invite others. Since there is about one...

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10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 5:38 PM

If you are the lucky parent of a high school senior, then the title of this article probably caught your eye. Yep, this is a tough year for the teens AND for the parents. Furthermore, the high school seniors and their parents are more often than not unclear about what...

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