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Talking Brains Episode: Coping With Empty Nest Syndrome

By |2019-08-25T18:41:49-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Parenting, Psychology, Psychology Today, Talking Brains|Tags: , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about coping with empty nest syndrome. You may have children going off to college this year.  Feeling a sense of grief about your child leaving is totally normal.  Learn how you can best cope with your "new normal."   In addition to the podcast, you can read about "Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome" [...]

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“Facing Empty Nest Syndrome: How to cope so life feels full again” on Psychology Today

By |2019-08-19T20:12:31-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Parenting, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , |

You raised your child to be independent, but still, it can feel like such as loss when your child moves out on their own. Empty nest syndrome is a very real feeling of grief and loss, including feelings of loneliness and shifting of your sense of purpose. It most frequently happens when your children go off [...]

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Talking Brains Episode 18: Parallel Coparenting: You Do Your Thing, I’ll Do Mine

By |2019-07-03T14:35:35-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Collaborative Divorce, Parenting, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about Parallel Coparenting with Jeremy Gaies PsyD. Talking Brains Episode 18: No one said coparenting would be easy. But what if your coparenting relationship causes anger and frustration more days than not? Parallel coparenting and consulting with a parent coordinator may be options for you. Jeremy Gaies PsyD, psychologist, family mediator, [...]

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Talking Brains Episode 6: How Children Thrive with Mark Bertin MD

By |2018-11-26T17:04:33-04:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Parenting, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast Ep 6: a conversation about parenting and how children thrive with Mark Bertin MD. Mark Bertin MD discusses child development and parenting - valuable information that can also be found in his newest book, "How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids". Dr. Bertin can be found at [...]

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The Consequences of High-Conflict Divorce on Children

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40-04:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Children, Collaborative Divorce, Crisis, Divorce, Mediation, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

While we know that high-conflict divorce impacts the wellbeing of all parties involved, there is scientific data showing specifically how high-conflict divorce impacts children.  Children who are victims of a high-conflict divorce have a significant decrease in quality of life. The following are three ways in which children’s lives are impacted by parents who are invested [...]

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10 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:47-04:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

After posting Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what to do about it, I received emails and comments asking what to do when you have children with a narcissist. While walking away from a narcissist is difficult enough, it is even more of a [...]

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30 Quotes on Parenting

By |2017-02-15T10:32:53-04:00September 25th, 2012|Categories: Parenting, Quotes|Tags: , , , |

Learn what these well-known people had to say about parenting. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. - Benjamin Spock We may not be [...]

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ADHD & Parenting: An Interview with Mark Bertin MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-04:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Dr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related [...]

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Allergy Death at School: When Do Morals Override Policy?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:43-04:00January 6th, 2012|Categories: Asthma, Medication, Parenting, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7-year-old Ammaria Johnson died after anaphylactic shock while at school. The school did not administer an Epi-Pen (which could have afforded Ammaria life-saving time to get to the hospital). One of the most shocking things about the allergy death is that the school stated they do have "lifesaving medication" available, but they administer them only "when [...]

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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49-04:00April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here's an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/ Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother's depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother's untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant [...]

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