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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.

Entries by Barbara Greenberg

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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10 Ways Women Can Make Each Other Feel Wonderful

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM

As a clinical psychologist, woman, mother, colleague and friend, I often wonder why we fall short as women and fail to support each other in all kinds of little ways. You see, these little things turn out to be big deals. Doing one little thing for a member of the...

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Is My Teen Son Gay or Is It a Phase?

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 10:10 PM

Dear Dr. G.,

I am beside myself. My 17-year-old son and I got into a bit of a heated argument this weekend and in the midst of it, my son said he's gay. I was so shocked that I ignored his comment and ended the argument. I have spoken to...

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How Long Can Teens Live Without Social Media?

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 4:17 PM

Let's face it, our teens live in a new world which most of us absolutely and without a doubt did not grow up in. Our teens live in one world where they are in face-to-face contact with others as well as in living a virtual world with others. This is...

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Motherless Teenage Daughters and Mother Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 2:59 PM

I have been meaning to write this article for quite some time, but I'm just not that good at making myself vulnerable. As a clinical psychologist, my strength lies in making others vulnerable. You see, those who have struggled themselves often become extremely sensitive to the needs of others. In...

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Should You Call the Police on Your Own Kids?

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Dear Dr. G.,

My 15-year-old daughter has been having problems getting along with my husband. Maybe I should reverse that and say that my husband is having trouble getting along with my daughter. I have to tell you that I am feeling so out of sorts and upset about what...

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An Open Letter to Parents of Teens: What We Forget to Teach Our Kids

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 10:35 AM

Dear Parents of Teens,

I really need to talk to you today. Please have a seat and spend a few moments with me.

I have not only raised a teen, but I have worked with your teenagers and their friends and peers for more than just a few years. Actually,...

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Saying "I Do" Over & Over

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 6:46 PM

What is it about marriage that makes so many of us want to try out yet another one after 1 or even 2 failed marriages? As a clinical psychologist, a woman, a friend and a colleague I hear many responses to this question. The typical scenario goes something like this:...

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Teens and Parents: A Role Reversal, Anyone?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Just mention the word "teenager" and the hairs on the back of parental necks stand up. "Oh no!" we hear in unison, "I am not looking forward to those years."

I have bad news for you: Your kids inevitably turn into teens, and I hear one well-intentioned but bedraggled...

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The 2014 'Thigh Gap': The Bikini Bridge

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Well, here I was hoping that in 2014, our teen girls would get a much-needed respite from the thigh gap trend. This trend, which glorifies the idea of having a visible space between the thighs, caused grief to more than one teenager. This trend found a prominent place on Tumblr,...

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5 Reasons Why We Don't Want Our Teens to Overshare

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 2:10 PM

Every generation of teens has its own unique set of trends including clothing and communication styles. Consider that this generation of teens seems to bare more skin than past generations. At least that's how it appears to me and to many many frustrated sets of parents. Similarly, the current generation...

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5 More Reasons Why Women Get Better With Age

(6) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM

We are all familiar with the adage that "youth is wasted on the young." Well, as a clinical psychologist and a woman, I suggest that we re-visit that thought. There are countless ways that maturing is not only beneficial, but actually feels oh-so -good. There are so many things that...

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How Do I Help My Teen Daughter With a Break-Up?

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Dear Dr. G.,

I am the mother of a very lovely 17-year-old teenage daughter. I have had up until now a wonderful relationship with my daughter. My daughter is a strong girl,a good student and a talented athlete. The problem is her boyfriend. My girl is a senior in high...

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5 Reasons Women Get Better With Age

(31) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 11:27 AM

To Women of a Certain Age,

As a clinical psychologist and an observer of all people at all ages, I have a lot to say about why growing older can be a wonderful thing for women. This seems odd at first glance, because women associate growing older with loss of...

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Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 11:20 AM

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a laugh when they saw this title because teens everywhere are relentless about not wanting to wear their winter jackets. At...

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How Teens Embarrass Parents

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 2:11 PM

I write frequently about how parents embarrass teens. I've even literally walked on Main St. with the crew from and asked teens about their most embarrassing moments with their parents. (Have a look here.) Teens find their parents embarrassing for a variety of reasons ranging from the...

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Asking Teens About Their Dream Dates

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 4:59 PM

Everyone who knows me knows that I am constantly following teen trends. In my roles as a clinical psychologist and a mother I have the privilege of talking to teens frequently. And, they open up to me. I think that they love that someone is both fascinated by and interested...

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New Teen Trend: 'Am I Ugly?' Videos

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 3:13 PM

Let's face it. I am a clinical psychologist and a mother and I worry about our teen girls -- and with good reason. I have spoken to many of you about my concern about "selfies" in person, on TV and in other articles. It seems that everyone including celebrities, politicians...

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What is Going on With Our Teens? Teen Suicide & Violence

(10) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 5:41 PM

I have been following teen trends for almost three decades. I follow the research. I work with individual teens on an almost daily basis and I talk to groups of teens several times per month. Yes, some of these teens seem fairly at peace with their lives, while others are...

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An Open Letter to Parents About Teen Safety

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 8:06 AM

Dear Parents,

Once again in light of the Nevada school shootings, http:// are faced with thinking about two disparate concepts together. These aretwo2 concepts that should be completely separate and distinct but, of course, they are not. I am referring to your teens and safety. As a clinical...

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