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When to Seek Out a Pediatric Social Worker - Q&A with an Expert

Shari Medini | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Liz Disterhoft & ask her a whole bunch of questions about the field of social work. Liz received her MSW ...

Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

10 Ways To Guarantee Your Kids Get Into Therapy

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Stephanie D. Lewis

Well one child (in private) that he has always been your favorite and you love him more. Warn him if the others EVER found out, they would be devastated. Repeat with however many kids you have. Bonus: This will be the hot topic of the day at your funeral, when the beans are finally spilled.

How To Tell Your Kids That They Need Therapy

Kate Scharff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Kate Scharff

It's counterintuitive, but in my experience children in emotional pain often have less trouble accepting or understanding the need for therapy than their parents do, and have less concern for any potential stigmatizing effects.

You're Getting Divorced: Does Your Child Need Therapy?

Kate Scharff | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Kate Scharff

Even a well-handled divorce is a huge upheaval. For your kids, as for you, the first step toward adjusting to the "new normal" is facing and working through the tough feelings associated with the changes and losses they're experiencing.

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we distinguish the angst and insecurities felt by most teenagers from the pain resulting from bullying? Does all teasing between kids warrant prohibition, or is there room for some joking and fooling around? When things clearly go too far, who should intervene?

In Defense of Parents: A Child Therapist's Dissent

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Here are the essential elements of a balanced, supportive approach to raising successful and caring children. It is not either/or. We can encourage our children's self-expression and also teach them self-restraint.

NEWS FLASH: Parents May Not ALWAYS Mess Up Their Children

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Some days does it feel like everything you are doing as a parent is simply material for your child's therapist when they grow up? Talk to me. Tell me how that feels.

Dueling Docs: Should Children Ever Go to a Therapist?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

The Issue: Do Kids Belong in a Therapist's Office? The Facts: When a kid acts up at school, what happens? He gets sent to a therapist. Parents getti...