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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

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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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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